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Julie Gates

Senior Vice President, Client Partnership

Senior Vice President, Client Partnership

Julie Gates is senior vice president of client partnership for WE’s Digital & Experience Technology team (DXT), overseeing the health and growth of DXT’s portfolio of accounts. Julie leads a team of client partners who bring together communications, digital and social strategists, analysts, planners and creatives to keep clients’ objectives at the center and express their stories.

Prior to this role, Julie spent the past 15 years at WE working with a diverse set of Microsoft clients, where she connected strategic thinking between PR and marketing across influencer relations, storytelling, brand purpose and reputation, product launches and executive communications. During this time, she partnered with consumer, enterprise and corporate communications clients to craft and tell perception-changing stories in outlets including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, WIRED and Business Insider. In 2017, Julie was named #18 in Business Insider’s Top 50 Tech PR Pros.

Before joining WE, Julie spent four years with Public Strategies, Inc. in Los Angeles supporting CSR, communications, public affairs and community relations programs for clients including AT&T, the California Governor’s Conference for Women, New Century Financial and several school districts, including LA Unified and LA Community Colleges.

Outside of work, Julie likes to travel and work on her growing list of family-friendly wineries and breweries with her husband and two daughters.