Julie Phillips joined Randle Communications in 2012 after working in the state legislature as a communications director, legislative aide and senate fellow. As a public affairs, legislative strategy and digital advocacy specialist, Phillips supports several Randle clients, including the California Hospital Association, Californians Allied for Patient Protection and California Trailblazers.
Phillips leads Randle’s proprietary public affairs practice, which combines traditional earned media, digital public affairs, coalition building, news-style video development, media training and trade association member communications strategies to complement lobbyists and strengthen their effectiveness. As part of the Randle team, Phillips has counseled CEOs for Fortune 500 companies and multi-billion-dollar organizations, elected officials and prominent community leaders.
Phillips, who was recognized as one the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2018, is active in the Sacramento community and enjoys serving on the board of Capitol Network, a professional organization designed to strengthen the ties of women working in and around the legislature. Phillips is also a proud alumnus of the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Leadership Sacramento program.
Phillips earned a political science degree from the University of California, Davis, and was elected vice president of the Undergraduate Student Association. During college, Phillips worked as a legislative affairs intern in the Schwarzenegger Administration and as a press intern at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.
When she’s not in the office, Phillips enjoys staying active, traveling, reading and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their baby, Allison.