Julie Hail Flory promoted to director of public relations

by Dennis Brown


Julie Hail Flory, associate director of news and information at the University of Notre Dame for the past two years, has been promoted to director of public relations.

In her new role, Flory will oversee a team of five writers and media specialists to help proactively tell the Notre Dame story. In addition to media relations efforts, Flory’s team will oversee the day-to-day management of the Notre Dame home page and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. Flory also will work with Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown on crisis and issues communications.

A member of the University’s communications division since 2000, Flory has worked primarily as a media liaison, managing editor and a writer, focusing largely on the fine and performing arts, the School of Architecture and student activities and accomplishments.

Flory also has worked as a video producer, directing projects related to the inauguration of Notre Dame’s president, John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in 2005, and the beatification in 2007 of Blessed Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame’s founding religious community. She also has played a key role in the production of the University’s institutional television advertising, including promotional segments produced by NBC for Notre Dame football broadcasts.

A graduate of San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Flory previously worked as a television news reporter at WSBT-TV in South Bend, as well as at stations in Idaho and Colorado. She also worked for NBC in Washington D.C., where she served as assistant producer for Dateline NBC investigative segments and as a staff assistant for Today and NBC Nightly News.