Amélie Company, a Denver-based creative agency, today announced that Julie Suntrup joined the company as executive vice president. Bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing and business development, Suntrup will drive initiatives that contribute to Amélie's overall growth and success.
"Julie's proven experience in integrated brand marketing, both on the client and agency side, will bring our 'greater good' expertise to the private sector across a spectrum of verticals, including CPG, retail, food, and beverage, among others," said Benoit Guin, CEO of Amélie Company.
As executive vice president, Suntrup is responsible for overall agency growth while defining and maintaining Amélie's position in the business community. She solicits new business and oversees all agency public relations and marketing activities. She also acts as Guin's right hand and plays a critical role in agency management, increasing client satisfaction, helping to streamline operations and maximize profitability.
"With an impressive track record of successfully meeting client goals and objectives, and demonstrated experience in leading budding agencies, we are confident Julie will keep Amélie on the cutting edge of industry best practices and help our agency grow in a way that adds value to our clients," said Robin Ashmore, CMO and strategic planner at Amélie Company.
"Getting up to go to work every day is incredibly gratifying when you know what you're doing is making people healthier, safer, or just a little happier," said Suntrup. "I admire Amélie's mission to partner with brands, causes, and initiatives that strive to make a positive impact on people's lives and look forward to leveraging my wide-ranging experience to help the agency reach new heights."
Suntrup has an extensive background in brand marketing, client services, business growth strategies and partnership development. She has held executive-level positions at Anheuser-Busch and various agencies, including Switch, VML and, most recently, InTouch Solutions, a pharmaceutical marketing agency where she was vice president of client services. Over the course of her career, Suntrup has worked across more than 20 regional, national and global brands, including Budweiser/AB-InBev family, Glacéau Vitaminwater, Smartwater, Coca-Cola®, Kashi, Special K, Colgate, QuikTrip, Tom's of Maine, Electrolux/Frigidaire, Elsevier and Bayer Pharmaceuticals. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in human environmental sciences with an emphasis in journalism/advertising.