Julia Hammond is a team builder, volunteer, wife, mom, and retired improv theater performer.
Julia joined MDC Partners in the summer of 2020 to create a new division for MDC-led, global networked accounts. In her role, she is responsible for designing new integrated agency models and building high performing teams composed of talent from the industry’s top creative, strategy, PR, and innovation agencies like Anomaly, 72andSunny, Instrument, Forsman & Bodenfors, and Allison & Partners.
Prior to MDC, Julia was a partner/managing director at Deloitte Digital, where she led client work, and spearheaded national business development. While there, she led the creative business unit (Heat) to their most successful new business win-streak since acquisition by the management consultant. In her spare time, Julia also created and launched a women’s mentoring and leadership program called “Rise Up” as an effort to get more women into partner-ready positions at the firm.
Before her time at Deloitte, Julia spent nearly two decades working at creative agencies in LA, New York and Chicago, having spent most of her career working with consumer brands at large multinationals like Nissan, Honda, Unilever, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez, Nestle, Dannone, Starbucks, MolsonCoors.
Julia’s ambition to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace unexpectedly collided with her unrequited love of improv theater in 2016 when she began volunteering with the All Stars of Chicago, a national nonprofit that uses performance arts training to cultivate leadership skills with underprivileged youth. She’s been serving as a Chicago board member since 2018.
At home, Julia spends time with her husband Pete and their two kids, Willy and Simone.