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Public Relations and marketing consultant Julia McHugh has worked with many local arts and nonprofit organizations from opera to otters, she says.She served as Director of Public Relations for the Santa Barbara Zoo from 2002 to 2019 and promoted the Lobero Theatre for ten seasons. Other previous clients include the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Music Academy of the West, Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara Symphony, Ganna Walska Lotusland, Opera Santa Barbara, and Sings Like Hell, among others.In 2008, Julia developed the first Public Relations course at Santa Barbara City College, which she teaches each semester. In 2009 she earned an APR (Accredited in Public Relations) from the Public Relations Society of America, and is currently the Accreditation Chair of the Gold Coast PRSA Chapter. She holds a BA in Arts Administration from Antioch University.She has served on the Public Relations Committee of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and is a former Board member of the Santa Barbara Performing Arts League.Julia began her 35-year career in San Francisco with positions at KQED/Channel 9 Public Television, Lucasfilm, Ltd., SFMOMA, San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Julia McHugh Public Relations
Public Relations & Marketing Consultant
Animal Related, Arts / Culture & Humanities, Environment, Public & Societal Benefit, Recreation & Sports

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