Julie is an accomplished HR generalist with over 20 years of experience in an array of industries, including manufacturing, non-profit, communications, and sales.
Throughout her career, Julie has managed several HR teams throughout the country with varying needs and goals. She has also interacted professionally with individuals coming from starkly contrasting cultures. As a Seattle transplant who is originally from the south, Julie contends with differing individual backgrounds with ease. Notably, the broad perspective she has developed proved especially beneficial when Julie was tasked with overseeing the site move of a company from one country to another, including the relocation of many of its key employees.
As a retention specialist, Julie reduces the burden of turnover and helps companies focus on the business. She has built her reputation as a fair and authentic leader by always delivering direct and honest feedback regardless of the subject matter. Julie balances an objective, strategic outlook with the tact and compassion required to address sensitive issues.
Prior to her role as a Senior Consultant at The Washington Firm, Julie worked as a strategic HR leader for companies such as Schleich USA and United Way of Central Carolinas, where she applied her polished skill set to daily HR operations. Julie’s areas of expertise include training & development, strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, HR audits, org design, employee relations, and problem-solving. She is passionate about sharing the professional knowledge she has acquired to help people and companies be their best.