William K. Salvin

William K. Salvin

Founder & President

Bill is an accomplished, well-respected communications trainer with extensive experience in media, communications, and crisis response. He has trained thousands of people across a broad range of industries including energy, defense, aviation, aerospace, high tech, and academia. Bill has conducted programs for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BP, True Companies, Chevron, NASA, DuPont, Quicken Loans, Occidental Petroleum, NASA, and many others. During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the U.S. Gulf Coast, Bill spent nearly five months serving on the BP communications team.

Bill experience spans more than three decades of communications training, corporate public relations, journalism, crisis response, and military public affairs. He has worked in nearly all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries. His international experience includes conducting training in Argentina, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, England, Australia, Singapore, Peru, Oman, Qatar, Djibouti, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Thailand. An award-winning journalist, Bill has worked in print, radio, and television, and has contributed stories to news outlets across the country and around the world.

Bill retired from the US Navy as a Captain after serving 37 years in the United States Navy Reserve for 37 years. His final assignment Special Assistant for Public Affairs at United States Strategic Command. Bill’s last deployment was in 2016-17 where he served for a year in Afghanistan as Director of Public Affairs and Spokesman for US Forces – Afghanistan and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. In his capacity as a Navy and military spokesman, Bill has been interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, Reuters, AP, BBC, Time, USA Today, and many others. His other Navy assignments have taken him to the Pentagon during Desert Storm, Guantanamo Bay, Australia, Sarajevo, Italy, Hawaii, the Command Ship USS Blue Ridge, and aboard the aircraft carriers USS Independence and USS Saratoga.

Julie A. Eppers

Vice President

Julie Eppers has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing, and public relations. She has worked in diverse industries, including healthcare, law firm administration, energy, and aerospace. As vice president and senior writer of Signal Bridge, Julie manages the daily operations of the firm, develops customized training and course materials, and supports programs in the field. She has worked on numerous projects for the Association of Legal Administrators, BP, Gerard, Lockheed Martin, DuPont, and United Space Alliance. She served on the communications team for United Space Alliance on the Space Shuttle’s Return to Flight and the Shuttle program’s final flight.

Prior to her work with Signal Bridge, Julie ran an independent writing company that provided business, promotional, and technical writing and editing services to various clients. She previously worked as a senior marketing specialist with the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), an international trade association. She developed and designed print advertising and collateral materials. Before ALA, Julie worked in marketing at Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin. She oversaw the planning and development of communication strategies for new products and programs, and developed collateral and website copy.

Julie began her career as the operations manager for the Association of Wisconsin HMOs, representing HMOs throughout Wisconsin in government and legislative affairs. She directed the daily and financial operations, and assisted the executive director in key initiatives. She developed legislative strategies, and wrote position papers, testimony for legislative hearings, and speeches.

Julie is a published author with contributions to industry trade journals, healthcare publications, and women’s magazines. She recently earned an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and has a B.A. in English Writing and Communications from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Contact Us

Bill Salvin | President & Founder
Austin, Texas
M: 480.363.3941
P: 512.829.5467

Julie A. Eppers | Vice President
Austin, Texas
M: 480.262.3542
P: 512.829.5467