Julie is the Executive Creative Director at Gatesman, an integrated advertising and marketing firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Previously, she spent 20 years in New York at various agencies, including Ogilvy, BBDO and Publicis working on a variety of national and global brands. She holds a BFA from the University of South Carolina and professional certification from The Creative Circus in advertising.
Julie’s interest in supporting CTF’s mission comes as a tribute to her Grandfather. One of the first to storm the beach at Normandy in the Big Red One, he was always larger than life. He liked nothing better than to be with his family and enjoyed taking them for a ride in his Cadillac and playing cards. Later in life he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and related dementia. She is hoping finding a cure will help other families have more time with their loved ones.