Julie Cortés is a trailblazer and innovator in the freelance community. In 2003, she formed The Freelance Exchange of Kansas City—a vital organization to aid and assist advertising, marketing and creative ‘solopreneurs.’For 12 years, the Exchange has offered education, insights, opportunities, networking, and mentorship to members, and today serves as a resource for area businesses and agencies to easily find and hire the freelance talent they need. Julie has been an active member, volunteer & leader in the advertising community for nearly 20 years, serving on professional boards and engaging in media interviews. She is as a popular public speaker. Julie is a highly talented, award-winning copywriter who devises creative concepts for her clientele of advertising agencies, corporations, design studios, and small businesses. Julie has expertise in a variety of industries, from fashion & retail, to taxes & real estate—and most mediums, including print, broadcast, & interactive.