Julie Chase, President & CEO
Julie formed Chase Communications in 1997 to provide public relations and marketing communications services to a diverse client base focusing on healthcare and real estate. She has more than 25 years experience in these areas, providing counsel and strategic execution of media outreach and training, marketing, crisis planning, public affairs and events.
Julie travels between the company’s dual headquarters in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and is actively involved in the strategy and day-to-day tactics of every client.
A native of Washington, D.C., Julie first moved to San Francisco in 1991 and became the executive editor and associate publisher of Commercial Property Guide, an investment property publication. In 1993, she opened the San Francisco office of Belgravia Capital, a commercial mortgage banking company headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and later co-founded ePlanning, an online financial planning company and broker-dealer. She began her career in public relations at Laurie Chase & Company in San Francisco, where she developed business and managed multiple corporate accounts.
Julie is heavily involved in both the D.C. and Bay Area communities. She serves on the boards of the Corporate Committee of the Trust for the National Mall; Bay Area Council of the USO; and Women in Ophthalmology and American News Women’s Club. She has previously served as a committee member to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, as well as Lombardi Cancer Center. She was on the board of the Enterprise for High School Students, Leadership High School, San Francisco Architectural Heritage, American Liver Foundation, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, The Belden Club and Commercial Real Estate Women. She is a member of the Economic Club, Greater Washington Board of Trade, and the joint Urban Land Institute (ULI) Baltimore/ULI Washington Transit Oriented Development Product Council. Most recently, Julie initiated a marketing forum for ULI, bringing together real estate marketing professionals from across the nation.
Julie, a daily runner, holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a minor in art history.