Julie Phillips Turner

Julie Phillips Turner

Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present


Phillips Turner Communications

Providing associations and non-profit organizations with PR, marketing and communications expertise – as an external consultant or an extension of their in-house staff.

List of client accomplishments include:

Chesapeake Yoga & Wellness: Promoting classes, retreats and services in local, regional and social media sources; advertising and brochure copywriting and design; web site and e-mail newsletter management; featured yoga reporter for Baltimore Examiner and Chesapeake Healthy Lifestyles.

National Hospice Regatta Alliance: Developing strategic marketing plan for products and events; writing press releases to promote new partnerships and events; copy writing and designing advertising for National Championship event and local hospice events.

Wellness House of Annapolis: Strategize publicity tactics and solutions to promote the organization; achieved front page coverage of Wellness House’s grand opening in local newspaper, The Capital; Assisted with development and planning of the official promotional 7-minute video that is shown to community supporters and volunteers; advertising and brochure design and copywriting for promotional materials.

Hospice Cup, Inc.: Managed all public relations strategic planning and execution; designing and distributing the annual print advertising campaign which placed over $120K worth of advertising in 3 years; developed the annual video for TV that was run on Comcast and RCN networks; and initiating the first online fund raising in 2008 and raised record amount online in 2009 – totaling more than $40K;

Paddlesports Industry Association: editor for "Paddlesports Pro" newsletter, designer and writer for annual conference marketing materials and off-site staff communications manager;

National Coalition of Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology (NCART): manage online healthcare advocacy

Center for Child Protection and Family Support: creative director and lead copywriter for their 2004 award-winning annual report.

2001 - 2003

Director of Communications

American Association for Homecare

Managed public relations and media outreach efforts and annual planning for outreach efforts for Medicare issues related to home health care, annual conference, educational programs, and special public affairs campaigns; lead communications efforts for CAMSET coalition against Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program; editor and writer of weekly 8-page print and e-newsletter; feature article writer and spokesperson on behalf of the association for national medical trade publications; developer of e-mail marketing campaigns for association’s events and issue awareness campaigns; web site content manager.

2000 - 2001

Design Director


Designed, programmed and managed all client e-mail marketing campaigns. Created campaign program filters, trackable click-through and open lists, opt-in/out forms and formatted preference logins for list members; tracked list results of e-mail campaigns and surveys to present as ROI to clients; handled lists containing over 100,00 e-mail addresses.

1998 - 2000

Communications Manager

Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA)

Managed all public relations and media outreach to promote OSHA and VPPPA member health and safety programs; managing editor of association’s quarterly magazine, The Leader ; managed redesign of monthly magazine from newsletter format to magazine format; developed and managed association’s first advertising program integrated with the magazine – including editorial calendar development, ad specs and media kit development; initiated first email Government Relations Update newsletter for members; managed website rebuild and redesign; oversaw content, architecture and frequent updates of website.

1995 - 1998

Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator


Manager, publisher and designer for all marketing publications including 1997 FEMA 500-page book on risk management; design, write and produce promotional brochures for Alexandria office; editor of company-wide civil engineering newsletter; created departmental presentations and proposals for government contracts; copywriter for promotional marketing materials and press releases; local advertising coordination.

1994 - 1995

Creative Editor

International Fabricare Institute (IFI)

Creative manager of in-house four-color magazine, Fabricare; spearheaded the initiation of first editorial calendar and media kit; managed advertising sales and insertions for the magazine; developed copy for all association’s direct marketing publications and brochures.

1991 - 1994

Publications Coordinator

McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Systems – Engineering Services Division

Edited and published reports, presentations and newsletters for McDonnell Douglas and NASA; Produced graphics for use in NASA documents and presentations; CAD artist for special engineering projects.


1993 - 1994

1987 - 1991


1989 - 1989

Aegean School of Fine Arts



Creative Management

Graphic design and photography for print, Web, video and e-mail campaigns.

Software proficiency

Dream Weaver, Fireworks, Front Page (and basic HTML programming), Quark Express, PageMaker, Photoshop, Acrobat, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel  

Writing for articles, ads, Web

Social media promotional campaigns

Including Facebook and Twitter

• Annual report development

• Publication management from concept to printer

Event planning and publicity

Strategic communications planning