Julie Freeman

EVP, Managing Director
Julie Freeman

With 25 years of experience, Julie is an expert at creating innovative programs that build and elevate travel and hospitality brands through media relations, consumer engagement, and strategic partnerships and events at the local, national and international levels. She leads the agency’s public relations, social media and experiential marketing brand, NJF, in addition to MMGY Global’s New York City office.

Julie talks the talk when it comes to international destinations and brands and is fluent in Spanish. Her hands-on approach is evident, as she’s personally involved in overseeing business development plus strategy and implementation of programs for NJF’s growing portfolio of clients, ensuring they integrate into overall marketing efforts and generate maximum exposure and impact. In 2018, she was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR, and she has won numerous HSMAI Adrian Awards for her work.

Previously, Julie spent 17 years at Edelman, helping to build the firm’s global tourism and hospitality offering as executive vice president and deputy global director.

Julie graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with Bachelor of Arts degrees in public relations and Spanish. She enjoys playing tennis, spending time at the beach, skiing, and hanging out with her puppy and is always looking for her next big adventure, no matter where in the world it takes her.