Vice President, Elevate Public Affairs
Julie Stephens is a Vice President at Elevate Public Affairs, where she is responsible for leading teams on communications and community outreach strategy and execution for the organization’s clients. Julie’s expertise spans public affairs, social impact strategy, media relations, social media, trade association management, community outreach, event planning, public-private partnership development, and strategic communications planning. Beginning her career in television news and transitioning to public relations, Julie has almost two decades of experience. She has developed and implemented campaigns for large-scale statewide social issues, consumer brands, and nonprofits for a variety of issues. Prior to joining Elevate, Julie worked in development with Woodcraft Rangers, an afterschool provider that has served LA for more than 100 years. Julie recently completed the Coro Executive Leadership Network program and earned a certificate in social impact strategy from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from upstate New York, Julie has a BA in Journalism, minor in economics, from Ithaca College. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband Mikhael and their rescue dog Sasha. She is an avid reader and has a passion for mentoring.