Tourette Association of America Welcomes
NFL Marketing Executive Julie Haddon to Its Board of Directors
Tourette Association of America (TAA), the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, today announced the appointment of media and technology marketing executive Julie Haddon to its Board of Directors. Haddon brings + 20 years of experience building and leading startup and global consumer brands from the early stage, to large-scale operations, to bear in her service to TAA.
Ms. Haddon’s contributions to the TAA Board will be especially informed by her leadership experience including her current role as Senior Vice President of Marketing for the National Football League, where she is responsible for brand and product marketing strategies for all NFL Media properties. Prior to the NFL she led marketing and business development for the Dreamworks Animation business unit that produced the academy-award winning SHREK franchise, and leading senior Marketing and Social Media efforts for 20th Century Fox Animation’s Blue Sky Studios, Zynga, and eBay.
“Julie is terrific at growing and scaling brands, while understanding what really matters to people and helping them connect with it in fresh and meaningful ways. Any national charity in America would be proud to have Julie Haddon as part of their team,” said John Miller, President and CEO of Tourette Association of America. “We are incredibly honored that she has accepted our invitation to join the TAA Board of Directors, and we are truly excited to be able to draw on her vast knowledge and expertise as we work to advance awareness, research and support for individuals with Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders in our nation today.”
Ms. Haddon’s extensive consulting experience working with large enterprises such as Lucas Film, Google and Apple will also influence her TAA tenure, as will her skill at transforming early-stage startups like Twitter and SoFi into multi-billion dollar brands. A sought-out advisor in Silicon Valley, Ms. Haddon has served as an investor and advisory board member to a half-dozen, early-stage startup companies and venture firms.
“The work that TAA does to help children, adults, and families coping with Tourette and Tic Disorders is truly vital and important,” said Ms. Haddon. “I’m proud to join this extraordinary team whose passion guides them every day toward remarkable progress in their mission to demystify Tourette and help those who are challenged by it overcome obstacles and find freedom from often debilitating stigma.”
Ms. Haddon holds a BA from Indiana University, Bloomington and an Executive Management Program certificate from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
About the Tourette Association of America
Founded in 1972, the TAA is dedicated to making life better for all individuals affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The premier nationwide organization serving this community, the Association works to raise awareness, advance research and provide on-going support. The TAA directs a network of 32 Chapters and support groups across the country. For more information on Tourette and Tic Disorders, call 1-888-4-TOURET and visit us at tourette.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.