Julian Walker serves as Vice President of Communications for VHHA. In that role, he oversees all manner of internal and external communications including media engagement; strategic communication and messaging; production of daily, weekly monthly, semi-quarterly, and annual publications; choreographing advertising and public awareness campaigns; and administration of VHHA’s online and social media platforms. Walker also works with the advocacy team to coordinate communications strategies with other VHHA outreach efforts. Earlier in his career, Walker spent 16 years as a full-time journalist covering government and politics for newspapers in Virginia and Pennsylvania, winning several writing awards along the way. His knowledge of Virginia politics, policy, and governance resulted in frequent invitations to appear as a guest commentator on television networks such as CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN. As a reporter, he developed creative strategies and alternative approaches to communication, content creation and management to engage diverse audiences through various media platforms. After leaving newspapers, he worked as Communications Director for a Richmond-based public affairs and lobbying firm. Walker is a James Madison University graduate, and a past president of the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association.