CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs today announced the appointment of Julian Green to the newly-created position of vice president, communications and community affairs. Green has more than 15 years of experience in communications and most recently served as director of media relations for MillerCoors, where he was chief spokesperson for the company's operations in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Peter Chase will continue to direct media relations for baseball operations, while Green will direct non-baseball communications. Green served as Illinois press secretary to then-United States Senator Barack Obama from 2005 to 2007 and as campaign press secretary from May to November 2004. He served as director of communications and marketing for the Chicago Park District from July 2003 to May 2004.
Prior to joining the Park District staff, Green was an assistant press secretary to then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. Green also served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for Mayor Daley's re-election effort in 2003. Green is an interim board member of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which oversees Navy Pier and McCormick Place.
Green received his bachelor's degree from Alabama A&M University's School of Mass Communication with a specialization in Radio and Television Broadcast. He and his wife Antris reside in Chicago with their three children.