Alumna Julie Singer Scanlan ’78 receives the Order of Australia

July 2, 2018
Julie Singer Scanlan
Julie Singer Scanlan

Newhouse School alumna Julie Singer Scanlan ’78 has been honored with the Order of Australia “for distinguished service to Australia-America relations through the promotion and facilitation of dialogue and information exchange across, government, business and community sectors.”

Singer Scanlan and her husband, Phil Scanlan, are creators of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue (AALD), a private diplomatic initiative that brings together Australian and American leaders from government, enterprise, media, education and the community to help review and refine the parameters of the Australian-American bilateral relationship. The AALD is the only non-U.S. NGO to have been invited into the White House for private briefings.

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Singer Scanlan is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia. She worked as a broadcast in central Pennsylvania and later held positions as a vice president at Hill & Knowlton and president of Dorf & Stanton Communications Media Division in New York City. She relocated to Sydney, Australia in 1986. She has provided media management and presentation skills training to clients ranging from Fortune 100 CEOs and senior executives, to international political figures, to top Australian leaders.