2014 rank: 25
By Joe Jacuzzi, CCO, Audi of America
"You know you will start to succeed as a leader when you have loyalists." Julie Hamp said that.
Julie has built and led global communications teams for GM and PepsiCo. She truly has a following of loyalists. Julie is brilliant at building teams, pushing for creativity, and has a relentless drive to garner support of communications in companies.
After decades in the complex automotive business, she took on the job of building PepsiCo’s global communications team. Country by country, leader by leader, Julie has built a network of communications professionals who formed a dynamic group managing corporate, brands, and financial communications for the food and beverage giant.
Those of us in the auto PR sector have a formidable challenger, who returned to our world when Julie became CCO for Toyota North America. She is devoted to our craft, her people, and the business she supports.
I am proud to say I have worked with Julie three different times, in three different countries, and with two different companies.
Like many, I am one of her loyalists.