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Julia Alexis, MA

Vice President


Business and product development, strategic planning, business operations and management, grants and financial management, marketing and communications.


Julia Alexis is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Operations at the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) where she oversees its business development, management and operations. She leads a team of professionals whose diverse skills ensure PPI’s operational success. Working with the public and private sectors, including foundations, she identifies and creates new opportunities to strengthen and optimize PPI’s impact and performance.

Prior to joining PPI, Alexis served as Vice President, Health Products and Services at AARP Services, Inc., where she created and managed AARP’s health product portfolio, increased membership and revenue, managed major service providers and multimillion dollar budgets, served as media spokesperson, and launched new products and initiatives. Alexis spent 5 years as a senior executive at an academic medical center, where she built physician practice groups and clinical practices and managed Medicare demonstration projects. Earlier in her career, Alexis developed and led significant advertising campaigns for large insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and health advocacy groups as an executive at a full service, award-winning marketing agency.

She has extensive experience in data driven direct to consumer and business to business marketing.

A member of the Society for Women Business Leaders in Health Care, Alexis serves on several volunteer boards including as board chair for a  non-profit focused on young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. She authors blogs on health and wellness.

Alexis graduated with honors from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a bachelor's of science, foreign service (international economics/politics.)


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