Julie Berge joined the WSPA team in March 2017 and currently serves as Director, Strategic Communications. With an emphasis on creating a better understanding of the petroleum industry among government leaders, the media and the general public, Julie is responsible for leading the strategic communication efforts for WSPA’s regional offices.
Prior to joining WSPA, Julie held a series of senior communication positions at VSP Global and its family of companies, including vision insurance company, VSP Vision Care. Bringing an expertise in integrated consumer and corporate communications, Julie’s contributions spanned the areas of social media, e-commerce, public relations, corporate social responsibility and internal communications.
Prior to VSP, Julie was a managing supervisor for leading global communications firm FleishmanHillard, where she spent the bulk of her tenure in the food and wine space, connecting consumers with the farmers and ranchers who produce the abundance of agricultural products grown in California.
Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from California State University, Sacramento and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University. She is currently the Marketing Chair of Girls on the Run – Sacramento, a non-profit organization that empowers young girls through experience-based curriculum and running. Julie is married to Joe and mother to twins Max and Scarlet.