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As Vice President of Media and Entertainment Partnerships at the National Park Foundation, Juliet Gilliam oversees the organization’s efforts to partner with media leaders and the entertainment industry to advance the organization’s mission and impact. She brings with her over two decades of experience in cultivating entertainment alliances, driving global marketing, and crafting philanthropic and corporate social responsibility programming. Gilliam is the first to hold this newly created position.
Prior to joining NPF, Gilliam served as Head of Impact Entertainment and Talent Integration at the Special Olympics International where she increased and normalized the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through celebrity and influencer supporters, building brand awareness, partnerships, and engagement opportunities that supported over six million Special Olympics athletes in communities worldwide. Gilliam has provided talent integration and philanthropic guidance to notable brands such as Laureus Sport for Good USA, and American Institutes for Research. She has also held leadership positions at SagePoint Collective, LLC, United Service Organizations, and ESPN Incorporated.
Gilliam was named one of the Network Journal’s Top 25 influential Black Women in Business and received the U.S. Secretary of Defense Silver Medal for Outstanding Public Service Award by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She serves on The Horizon Foundation’s board of trustees, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, and is the Nominating Committee Chair of The Columbia (MD) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Gilliam is a fellow with the Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) Betsy Magness Leadership Fellowship, and is an inaugural member of the Harvard Executive Education Business in Entertainment, Media, and Sports program.
A longtime resident of Columbia, Maryland, Juliet holds a master’s degree in journalism and public relations from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor's in English arts from Hampton University.
Press ReleaseNational Park Foundation Appoints Juliet Gilliam as Vice President of Media and Entertainment Partnerships