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Julie Willbrand

Marketing Manager

Julie Willbrand

Marketing Manager


A St. Louis native, Julie returned to her hometown to join the Plancorp team as Marketing Manager in 2016. She had spent the previous two years in San Francisco, working in both agency and consultant roles to manage content, advertising, PR and event marketing campaigns.

Julie spent several years at FleishmanHillard, where she developed corporate communications initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, before moving to the West Coast.

Although she had to give up beach runs and Napa trips, Julie is glad to be back with friends and family. She enjoys reading, traveling (ideally to places on the water) and exploring city patios with her Papillon mix, Finn, in tow. She’s also passionate about supporting the St. Louis community through a number of non-profit boards and marketing committees.

Community Involvement
  • Washington University, Olin School of Business, Professional Mentor (2017 – Present)
  • Parkway School District Communications Advisory Committee (2016 – Present)
  • Nurses for Newborns Young Professional Board (2016 – Present) Professional
  • Women’s Alliance Board – Co-Marketing Chair (2016 – 2017)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Steering Committee (2014 – Present)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities PR & Marketing Committee (2013 – Present)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, BA Journalism, minors in Business and Spanish


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