MINNEAPOLIS (April 19, 2016) – Spong president Julie Batliner was recently named a winner of the 2016 Women in Business award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. She will be honored at the Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Expo on May 26.
The awards honor women in business for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. More than 50 nominees will be honored at this year’s ceremony.
Batliner was named president of Spong in 2015, after 10 years serving as the agency’s managing director and lead client relationship manager. She has been fundamental to the agency’s growth, winning numerous new accounts for Spong, growing existing clients, as well as building notable partnerships via Carmichael Lynch.
"This award is further recognition for Julie's outstanding achievements since taking the reins at Spong, where she has reinvigorated the agency's brand, and grown revenue to unprecedented levels," said Mike Lescarbeau, chief executive officer of Carmichael Lynch.