Optimus editor Julie Gannon is joining the company’s Santa Monica office after almost 10 years at the Chicago headquarters. Gannon has worked with clients including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital One, Capri Sun, Coca-Cola, Ford, McDonald’s, Miracle Whip and Taco Bell. Fluent in Spanish, Gannon also has cut a significant body of Hispanic work.
“We’re thrilled for Julie to join our Santa Monica team,” said Optimus executive producer/managing director Therese Hunsberger. “Her experience in Chicago coupled with her innate proficiency for editing has provided Julie with skill and knowledge that keep her in high demand with clients.”
Gannon started at Optimus in 2007 as an assistant editor and was promoted to editor in 2010. Before that, she was at Avenue Edit and Outsider, respectively, as an assistant editor at both companies. She began her career in 2004 as an associate editor at Swell after graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree. A native Californian, Gannon is moving with her husband, Brian, to be back home.
“This move is a bittersweet one for me,” said Gannon. “While it is hard to leave Chicago and the friends I’ve made here, I’m also really excited to be going back home to California. Optimus Santa Monica has a great vibe, and I’m honored to join the team of super talented folks there.”