For more than 20 years, Julie has worked in the non-profit field including at the Milwaukee and Madison YMCAs, Carroll University and most recently at VIP Services, an agency for people with disabilities. As Senior Advancement Officer at Carroll University, Julie was part of a small advancement team that raised $30 million in a comprehensive campaign for new facilities, scholarships and programming. Through her work with the Wisconsin YMCAs she personally engaged dozens of potential donors and leaders during several feasibility studies for YMCA building projects around the state. While Development Director at VIP Services, she managed a growing development program as a one-person department. Julie has broad and extensive experience with major gifts, feasibility studies, volunteer engagement, annual campaigns, prospect research, donor analytics and special event management.

Julie earned a B.A. degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an active member with the Wisconsin Alumni Association: Milwaukee Chapter Alumni Board as the Communications Chair and Sponsorship Committee member. She lives in East Troy with her husband and son.