William K. Salvin
Bill Salvin is one of the most in-demand and respected communications consultants in the country. He is the Founder and President of Signal Bridge, a firm dedicated to helping people communicate more effectively in high-pressure situations. Bill has trained thousands of people across a broad range of industries including energy, defense, aviation, aerospace, and academia. He has conducted hundreds of programs for companies such as Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance, BP, Chevron, NASA, DuPont, Quicken Loans, Occidental Petroleum, University of Nebraska, among others. Bill has trained CEOs, astronauts, admirals, generals, actors and a few NASCAR crew chiefs.
Bill has more than three decades of experience in communications training, corporate public relations, journalism, and military public affairs. He has worked in nearly all 50 states and many foreign countries. His international experience includes training sessions in Argentina, Colombia, Canada, England, Australia, Singapore, Peru, Oman, Qatar, Djibouti, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Thailand.
An award-winning journalist, Bill has worked in print, radio and television, and has contributed stories to CNN, CBS Newsnet, NBC News Channel, AP, and UPI Radio. He has covered presidential primaries and interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, and other national candidates. Additionally, Bill has covered such high profile cases as the Jeffrey Dahmer murder investigation and trial.
Bill is a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve and serves as Officer in Charge of the Navy Reserve, Navy Office of Information in New York City. 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. In his nearly 30-year Navy career, CAPT Salvin has served at the Pentagon during Desert Storm, Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, Guantanamo Bay, Australia, Sarajevo, Italy, Hawaii, the USS Blue Ridge, and aboard the aircraft carriers USS Independence and USS Saratoga.
Bill has a B.A. in communications from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Julie A. Eppers
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.