St. Lawrence College
Business – Advertising and Public Relations, 1984
Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Communications Officer, Empire Life
Julie Tompkins is a master communicator who brings a journalist’s curiosity, a publicist’s enthusiasm and a marketer’s strategy to her role as a VP of one of Canada’s top insurance firms. With almost 1,000 employees spread over seven provinces, she has held diverse portfolios as VP – overseeing investor, regulatory, employee, customer and community relations – while never losing sight of the unifying power of storytelling to connect audiences and ideas. In her rise from radio copywriter to corporate VP, she has never lost touch with the college student whose mission was to be fully engaged.