Featured by The Atlanta Business Chronicle for seven consecutive years as one of Atlanta's most outstanding public relations professionals, Julie Herron Carson offers strategic public relations services to a wide variety of clients.Her specialties include media relations, newsletters, website writing, special events promotion and cause-related marketing.She has over 40 years of expertise serving clients in the commercial real estate, travel/tourism, hospitality, landscape and garden, consumer products, healthcare, performing arts and non-profit arenas. In addition to her public relations work, Julie is also a feature writer for Atlanta ShowGuide and The Thirty-A Review magazines. Julie served as the Atlanta Botanical Garden's marketing director for over a decade.As such, she was responsible for all of the Garden's internal and external communications including media relations, newsletters, advertising, brochures, annual report, visitor materials and signage.She also oversaw many of the Garden’s fundraising events and managed the organization’s corporate sponsorship program.Prior to joining the Garden, Julie spent more than 13 years with some of the country's leading public relations agencies, including Carl Byoir & Associates, Hill and Knowlton and Fleishman-Hillard, as an account executive, account supervisor and vice president.
An Atlanta native, Julie is involved in the community and currently serves as a Trustee for two charitable funds. She has served on the Board of The Southern Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, Southern Ballet of Atlanta and the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).She has been an active participant in the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Cultural Initiative, the Midtown Alliance and the Marketing Communications Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.In addition, she is a graduate of the Midtown Alliance Leadership Program and is active in her church and sorority alumni organization. Julie graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in English.Honors include election to Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board.In 1996, she was honored with the Georgia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America's Dyar Massey Award for chapter service, and was twice named an Outstanding Young Woman of America.