Julie Ardito, APR

VP of Public Relations

A Tahoe City native, outdoor fanatic, and lover of music (lots of it!)

Julie Ardito joined the KPS3 team as the Vice President of Public Relations in 2022.

Julie definitely fits in with this team like a glove (and was a previous client!). She is a communications and marketing strategist who brings more than three decades of broad-based brand experience in healthcare, technology, corporate, agency, non-profit, and government sectors to the agency. A trusted advisor and phenomenal storyteller, Julie knows how to create unique narratives for organizations, build brand awareness, and truly engage with audiences.

Julie earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and went on to intern at CNN and MTV Networks in New York City. She did a stint as a news director at KRZQ Radio in Reno and then pivoted into a career in public relations and leadership roles at Caesars Tahoe, the Rose/Glenn Group, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Julie is thrilled to work with an ultra-talented group of PR and agency professionals to provide strategic, customized, and innovative programs that achieve client objectives and ROI. While PR services will vary depending on the client’s needs, she is here to emphasize KPS3’s bold, excellent, and creative approach to solving problems.

Actively involved in her community, Julie serves on the Reynolds School of Journalism Dean’s Advisory Council, Renown Health Community Advisory Committee, and is an ambassador for the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada.

Julie has been recognized with a PRSA, Sierra Nevada Chapter – Gold Spike Award for Advancing the Public Relations Profession and for Community Involvement; a University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association – University Service Award; the Nevada Women’s Fund – “Women of Achievement” Award Honoree (2021 | 2000); and the Rotary Club of Reno Central – Distinguished Service Award for Commitment to the Western Nevada Community.

When she’s not developing public relations plans and working those plans with insanely talented teammates, media training, or developing content and campaigns, you’ll find her cycling on one of her many bikes—mountain, road, or Peloton—hiking, or heading out to see live music. Little known fact, back in the day, Julie was a video jockey (VJ) for Reno’s first (and only) music video station, TV-55, and worked as a DJ and news director at a Reno Alternative Rock station, 96 Rock (you rock, Julie)!