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Julie Hurbanis '90 is Assistant VP for Marketing & Communications at Macalester College

September 2, 2017

Julie Hurbanis, a 1990 graduate of DePauw University, has been named assistant vice president for marketing and communications at Macalester College. She begins her duties Tuesday, and comes from World Savvy, a national organization that works with K-12 teachers and education leaders to prepare students to be global citizens, where she was chief operating officer.

Macalester's announcement notes that Hurbanis brings "20 years of public relations and integrated marketing leadership experience, working with corporate and nonprofit clients. At Macalester, Hurbanis will supervise the communications and public relations team of 13 and oversee Macalester’s marketing initiatives, externally focused web content, media relations, publications, social media, and special events. She will also serve as the college spokesperson and advise the president and other key officials."

"Julie emerged from an exceptionally strong candidate pool due to her leadership skills, strategic mindset and extensive experience in marketing and communications," states Andrew Brown, vice president for advancement. "We are delighted to have her join our team."

ectower duskHurbanis has also served as executive vice president at Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm.

Julie (Taylor) Hurbanis was a political science major at DePauw. She began her career teaching English in Japan.

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