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Julie Denny spent more than fifteen years in the corporate world before translating her business skills into a full time mediation career. Directing the marketing, business development and product development processes for a series of news services at Dow Jones, McGraw-Hill and the Associated Press, Denny managed disparate populations of editors, technical geniuses and marketing and sales staff, learning first hand how critical effective communication is to the workplace.
In her work, Julie negotiated dozens of intellectual property contracts with publishers, software developers and information service providers. As director of marketing activities, she worked with many different advertising agencies, developing creative marketing strategies and using the Internet, then in its infancy, to deliver marketing messages and products and services to a variety of customers.
In 1993, Julie left the business world and was trained in mediation. Today she serves as a contract mediator for the United States Postal Service, the Department of Justice, through the Key Bridge Foundation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Transportation Security Administration.
Her business background and her mediation/communication skills have made for a successful partnership. Denny counts among her consulting clients Tyson Foods, American Express, Christie’s Auction House, Draft Worldwide, McCann Erickson, Johnson & Johnson, Scholastic Publishing, Pharmanet and dozens of not-for-profit organizations, including Roundabout Theatre Company. She works hand-in-hand with clients to identify their communication issues and implement programs to address them. Her work may include mediation of specific disputes, communication coaching for individuals, training programs for larger groups or ongoing facilitation of dialogue among members of a task force seeking better communication. She also helps organizations design and implement formal Dispute Resolution Systems.
An advanced practitioner member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Denny is also president of the Greater New York Chapter of that Association and a regular reviewer of books on dispute resolution for Library Journal and an adjunct professor at Hofstra School of Law. She also teaches civil mediation at Fairleigh Dickinson College.
She is a frequent speaker on communication issues and has addressed audiences at conferences run by the Society of Association Executives, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, International Women in Communication, International Association of Conference Centers, Academy of Family Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Association of Advertising Agencies.
Prior to her business career, Denny spent ten years in the theatre.
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