Chief Communications and Digital Strategies Officer

Julia Weede

Julia Weede is the Corporation’s chief communications and digital strategies officer, responsible for overseeing the foundation’s internal and external communications.

Weede brings some 30 years of experience in both the nonprofit and business sectors. For the past 17 years she has held executive positions in public relations. Most recently she was an executive vice president in charge of the education division of Edelman, a global communications and marketing firm. In this role, Weede served the leadership of organizations around the world in the development and implementation of communications strategies, media relations, and digital and social media.

During her career, Weede has worked with numerous colleges and universities, including the Corporation’s sister institution, Carnegie Mellon University; philanthropic foundations, education nonprofits, and research institutes, such as the Institute for Advanced Study; and education companies including Pearson and Follett. In addition, she helped develop online platforms for student learning and for adult job skills. Moreover, Weede has produced award-winning work in technology and broader consumer brands, leading public engagement teams for Adobe’s education division, Office Depot, and Travelocity.

Weede is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she received a BA in English.