A senior-level professional with experience as an association executive and consultant, Julie is a strategic thinker and problem-solver. She specializes in leading financial turnarounds and guiding organizations in transition.
In her most recent assignment as Interim Executive Director of the California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA), Julie managed staff, and maintained programs during a difficult time, both economically and strategically. She also worked with the Board of Directors to examine their options on how to manage CSA’s operations in the future. Julie assisted CSA in deliberations and selection process of an association management company, and oversaw the transition to the new firm. She was successful in engaging and retaining the entire CSA staff through a time of uncertainty and eventual job loss as the AMC assumed operational and staff responsibilities.
Julie spent ten years as the President of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Prior to IABC, she served as Executive Director of the Professional Picture Framers Association and the Howard County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce. In all these positions, she worked with volunteer boards and staff to eliminate financial deficits, create programs that built member value, and grow the membership.
Julie has also worked as a communication consultant to develop internal communication strategies for companies undergoing significant changes. The messages and tools she developed were designed to build understanding of the company’s strategy, move them to action and maintain employee engagement.
Change, whether the result of a pro-active shift in strategy or a reaction to a financial crisis or leadership change, can create excitement for some, but also anxiety for many others. Julie has been successful in helping organizations manage change through an emphasis on frequent, open and two-way communication through-out the strategic planning process.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is accredited in Business Communications by IABC and in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America.
TMC performed a background and credit check on Julie in 2012.