With nearly 25 years’ experience in the marketing communications sector, Julie is an award-winning agency executive and team leader at MHP. She manages clients’ budgets and account teams, initiates research and discovery, facilitates strategic planning, crafts actionable marketing plans, and oversees the implementation of marketing tactics for client projects. She’s also a member of the agency’s management team.
During her nearly 17 years with MHP, Julie has worked on client projects ranging from rebranding to grand opening to website development to digital media and everything in between. Her marketing expertise has been lent to private companies and corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and professional associations in the agriculture, banking and finance, telecommunications, disabilities, accounting, medical, heritage, tourism and law enforcement sectors. Some of her most memorable client projects have included the grand opening of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the 25th anniversary celebration of Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the development of a statewide opioid-education campaign with a coalition of partners, the renaming of the old TCBY Tower, and several rebranding efforts, including EAST’s.
Prior to joining MHP in 2003, Julie managed a digital pre-press department at Master Printing Co. in Jonesboro, edited the McGehee-Dermott Times News weekly newspaper, and was the director of communications and development at Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. She has volunteered her time, talents and treasures to organizations focused on the arts, children’s services, urban forestry, Alzheimer’s disease, and diversity and inclusion.
A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro with a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism, Julie has spoken to student groups and classes from A-State, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Central Arkansas and UofA Little Rock about marketing communications and public relations; presented about the Freedom of Information Act to the Arkansas Cooperative Extension’s LeadAR program; and presented at conferences hosted by the Arkansas Festival Association, Arkansas Arts Council, EAST and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities. She’s also a graduate of the City of Little Rock’s Healing Racism Institute, Just Communities of Arkansas’s Ourtown Institute for Inclusive Leadership, Keep America Beautiful’s Executive Director Training Program and Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Greater Little Rock (Class XXVIII).
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