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Julie Smith-Galvin


Julie has nearly 30 years of experience building solid relationships and reputations for some of the most successful and innovative renewable energy companies in the world.  


As Principal of JSG Communications, Julie has worked with clients who have proven instrumental in bringing in the next wave of clean technology. JSG Communications has partnered with leading hydropower companies, organizations aimed at offsetting the impact of invasive species, and organizations focused on bringing more solar power options to communities across the country. Julie has also trained consulates around the globe on effective cleantech communication strategies. 


Before establishing JSG Communications, Julie was the Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners. Julie was a member of the executive team overseeing renewable project development, acquisitions and operations in North America, Latin America, and Europe.  


Prior to joining Brookfield, Julie managed Corporate Affairs for Enel Green Power’s North American subsidiary, leading government affairs, media relations, and marketing of renewable energy certificates and attributes.  She spent years working at the grassroots, community level throughout Latin America, first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later with Enersol, a respected non-profit solar organization. Julie has been a member of the National Board of Directors for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the National Hydropower Association (NHA).


Julie is an elected Town Councilor in her hometown, where she focuses on municipal sustainability initiatives. 


Julie holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in International Studies and Public Communications from American University. 

In her spare time, Julie runs marathons, volunteers in political campaigns, bakes and spends time with her son, daughter and spouse.

JSG Communications is hiring a part-time Communications Associate. 



JSG Communications relies upon an experienced team of collaborators, service providers, and emerging energy professionals to augment our expertise, including: