Director of Public & Government Affairs at CAA Atlantic
Julia Kent is a public relations leader based in Halifax. A former broadcast journalist, Julia is a natural speaker, presenter and communicator. She is experienced in all types of journalistic writing, public speaking, event management, promotional campaigns, sales tactics, social media strategies, full-service marketing, communications, proposal and web writing. Leadership and mentorship are the cornerstones of Julia's work style. Leading a team in tackling challenges, both big and small, and guiding that team to success, is what makes Julia tick. High in energy, enthusiasm and ambition, Julia is known for motivating others through her contagiously optimistic, can-do attitude. In addition to working for CAA, Julia is active with her alma matter, Carleton University and the Halifax Grammar School. She is passionate about career mentoring today's youth, and mentored multiple journalism students through Carleton's alumni mentorship program. Julia was the recipient representative and sponsorship co-chair for the 2015 Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Awards Dinner. She is also the former industry relations manager for IABC Ottawa. Additionally, Julia participates and raises funds annually for the Parkinson SuperWalk in Halifax. In her free time, Julia co-hosts a weekly podcast, Young PR Pros, aimed at providing advice to up-and-coming industry professionals. The podcast is in the top three PR podcasts worldwide and is available free on iTunes. She also founded and organizes an active book club and plays competitive soccer. Some career highlights include interviewing Michael Ignatieff, Bob Rae, Senator Jim Munson and Senator Wilbert Keon for various media outlets. In 2012, she appeared on CTV's talk show The Social as the show's book club expert, and in 2014 made a guest appearance on BBC's World Book Club.