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Julie Conrad – Small Business Communications

For 13 years, Julie Conrad has specialized in spearheading, managing and implementing communications programs for business-to-business, healthcare, technology, consumer and nonprofit organizations. She currently leads communications programs for small businesses, guiding these organizations in developing and telling their story.

She has partnered with management on crisis and issues management situations and has developed messaging for and media-trained C-level executives and high-profile individuals, including the 2004 & 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and PGA Professional Suzy Whaley, the first woman to qualify for a PGA Tour event in 50 years.

She most recently served as a senior account supervisor for Cohn & Wolfe New York, an international communications agency. During her four-year tenure at Cohn & Wolfe, Conrad worked with a number of brand-name organizations, including Automatic Data Processing (ADP), The PGA of America, Sanofi-aventis (Aventis), Ford, and MSN. Serving as the day-to-day account manager, Conrad ensured that communication initiatives were strategic and in line with the organization’s marketing and overall business goals.

Prior to Cohn & Wolfe, Conrad worked for Airfoil Public Relations, a technology public relations firm in Detroit, where she was responsible for providing direction and counsel on IT analyst and media relations programs for technology companies.

Conrad began her career at Dan Pinger Public Relations in Cincinnati, Ohio. There Conrad coached several clients through corporate identity and positioning campaigns.
Conrad holds a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).

She holds Accredited in Public Relations (APR) status from the Public Relations Society of America, a designation reserved for public relations professionals who have demonstrated strong expertise in the field.