Judith Muhlberg is experienced in dealing with ambiguity and the situations that cause it: major strategy shifts, crises, mergers & acquisitions, leadership transitions, competitive disruption and culture change and transformation.
As a consultant for Gagen MacDonald, over the last 10+ years, Judith has supported efforts at United Airlines, BASF, Collective Brands, Inc., Estee Lauder, Mars-Wrigley, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Dean Foods, Financial Services Roundtable, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Southern California Gas, Medtronic, Deloitte and Pfizer. She is currently working with a large healthcare and insurance provider and a health insurance company.
Judith is also an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Master’s Degree Program for Public Relations and Corporate Communications where she teaches Corporate Crisis Communications, Leadership Communications and Global Strategic Communications.
From 2002-2015, Judith was a member of the Board of Directors of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, serving on the Legal Issues, Risk Management, and Corporate Governance and Nominating committees.
In 2005, she was the senior vice president of communications for Sprint Nextel, overseeing the merger communications and leading a team of some 200 communicators. Throughout her career, Judith 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 and reputation – from that of a commercial airplane manufacturer to a broad-based aerospace company with 150,000 employees. This transformation was initiated by the 1999 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 company. 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 an assistant to the director of the White House communications office.
She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Eco Building Products and the National Leadership Institute, and a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. In May 2012, Judith was named A&S Outstanding Alumna by the University of Wyoming.
• Michigan State University, Juris Doctor
• University of Wyoming, B.S., Communications
• University of Stockholm (Sweden), studied International Economics