Julia Daverne, a Specialty Sales Consultant for the Sleep Business Unit in the Washington, DC Metro Area, joined Jazz in October 2007. She started her sales career in New York, where she worked first for Honeywell Inc. on Long Island, then Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (RPR), in Brooklyn. Later, she worked for Astra Merck (AstraZeneca), Alza Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, EMD Serono, Inc., and Astellas Pharma.
Since joining Jazz, it has been important to Julia that she contribute to the organization beyond her sales responsibilities. As such, she has taken on a variety of regional roles to support her team: at various times she has participated on the marketing advisory council and served as a compliance liaison. Currently, she is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Delegation, focusing on talent and acquisition. She also has been involved with CARS, working with Global Employee Engagement and Communication to interview members of the Global Communications Forum, gathering feedback on ways to improve JazzNet. Given Julia’s enjoyment of writing, she later embraced the opportunity to help launch the first series of Career Development Stories (Spotlights) featured on JazzNet. “It was such a great learning experience to interview Patricia Moore and Matteo Mazzola and to develop their stories,” Julia says. "From speaking with both of them I learned how taking on new challenges can lead to exciting career development opportunities. The experience really demonstrated how supportive Jazz is, and how important that support is as an element of success."
Julia is originally from Savannah, Georgia and now resides in Bowie, MD. She earned her B.B.A. in Marketing from Howard University in Washington, DC. She is the proud mother of one son, a high school senior who will be entering college this year. When Julia has an opportunity to switch hats and slow down her pace, she loves to write poetry. In the spirit of poetry and the power of words, she shares this quote from the writer James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We all have an opportunity to impact change, making a difference for many.