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Julie Spencer Washington


Julie Spencer Washington is an accomplished senior executive with a distinguished career in marketing spanning leading companies like Trinity Health, Champion Petfoods, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Nestlé Purina, Jamba Juice, and Luxottica. In each of her leadership positions, Julie has driven sustainable corporate growth and profitability through a keen understanding of consumer needs and behaviors, market dynamics and digital trends (including social media). Julie has also leveraged her special gift for developing and motivating high-performing teams to further impact corporate success.

Currently, Julie serves as Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Trinity Health, a Catholic health care delivery system that serves more than 30 million people across 22 states. She is responsible for the strategic leadership of marketing, brand building, demand creation, internal and crisis communications and community engagement.

Julie is committed to community improvement and, in parallel with her professional responsibilities, has a long, varied history of board service. She currently serves on the board of directors of Union Institute and University. Julie’s professional and community accomplishments have earned national attention, including selection of Black Enterprise’s “Top Women Executives in Advertising & Marketing ” (2016 and 2013),  Savoy magazine’s “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” (2020, 2018 and 2010), and Marketers That Matter’s “Top B2C Marketing Executive of the Year” (2013).

Julie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Psychology from Emory University, and an Executive in Education Certificate on Driving Digital and Social Strategy from Harvard University. A champion of diversity and inclusion, Julie has helped companies build more effective teams.