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Judith Muhlberg

Judith Muhlberg understands first-hand how to drive results within Fortune 500 global companies and is experienced in dealing with many business issues, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to leadership communications, corporate reputation, employee engagement and crisis, change and culture management.

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As a consultant for Gagen MacDonald, Judith has consulted with United Airlines (communications and leadership plan for exit from bankruptcy), BASF (strategic communications for its largest acquisition), Collective Brands, Inc. (merger integration for its acquisition of Stride Rite), Estee Lauder (internal communications strategy), and Mars-Wrigley (integration process communications). Currently, Judith is leading teams at Novartis in a variety of internal and leadership communications efforts. Since 2002, Judith has been a member of the Board of Directors of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and serves on the Legal Issues and Corporate Governance and Nominating committees. In 2005, she was the senior vice president of communications for Sprint Nextel for six months, overseeing the merger communications of the two companies and leading a team of some 200 communicators. Throughout her career, Judith has built a broad and deep background in two major global industries: aerospace and automotive. She was senior vice president of communications and a member of the company's Executive Council at Boeing. Judith led a 250-strong communications team and, among many successes, directed a strategic global transformation of Boeing's brand image – from that of a commercial airplane manufacturer to a broad-based aerospace company with 150,000 employees. This transformation was initiated by the merger of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, in which Judith played a pivotal role in an extensive culture change effort driven by enhanced leadership communications. Prior to Boeing, Judith held a progression of positions at Ford Motor Company over more than 20 years, rising to the number two position in public affairs and serving on the senior leadership team of the automotive business. In that position, she led all communications strategies and messaging for the automotive business and its 345,000 employees worldwide. Judith began her career in The White House during the Ford Administration, serving as an aide to two chiefs of staff and, later, as assistant to the director of the White House communications office. Judith is a member of The Arthur W. Page Society. She is also an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Masters Degree Program for Public Relations and Corporate Communications where she teaches a class in Advanced Corporate Communications. Education: Michigan State University, Juris Doctor University of Wyoming, B.S., Communications and Political Science University of Stockholm (Sweden), studied International Economics