EVP, Employee Experience, Edelman
Julia Christenson is the Executive Vice President, Washington, D.C. Employee Experience (EE) Team Lead at Edelman. She has 15 years of experience helping clients to design and activate compelling employee engagement experiences for global transformations. Julia has deep subject matter experience in employee engagement, change management, and culture activation in the M&A space.
Julia has spent the past five years working in merger and acquisition communications and crisis management scenario planning, specializing in maintaining employee engagement during times of stress, ambiguity and turnover. She has developed many leading capabilities including digital employee sentiment dashboards and engagement plans, leadership training and toolkits, activities for reaching and engaging remote employees and culture and purpose activation programs.
Prior to joining Edelman, Julia was a leader in the People Advisory Services practice at EY where she helped lead their M&A Communications and Change practice. While at EY, Julia led the development of an end-to-end M&A employee engagement toolkit and led training on employee communications including tactics for managing global implementations. Prior to EY, Julia worked at IBM in organizational change management in managing the IBM Innovation Jams / employee crowdsourcing social media events and has experience as a marketing specialist / lead for Marsh & McLennan and Banana Republic.
Julia received her BA from Northwestern University in Communications / Marketing and her MBA from William & Mary.