Julie received a BBA (Honors) in International Business from the University of Georgia where she had the opportunity to study abroad in France and the Netherlands. She is fluent in French and English. Her very first job out of college was with Disney at the Contemporary Resort in Orlando, where she learned the importance of providing excellent customer service. She was also involved with training staff for EuroDisney. In 1991, she completed an MBA at the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, Canada. After completing her MBA, she went to work for CP Hotels (now Fairmont) in Vancouver, BC Canada at an upscale conference hotel. She partnered with other hotels and the Convention Center on many large-scale (up to 5000 person) citywide conventions. It was during this period that she learned the importance of collaboration between industry, clients and government to create spectacular conference experiences. In 1998, she switched to the client side of the meetings industry as an Executive Director of a Medical Education Company.
Julie developed Well-Assembled Meetings as an independent meeting management company focused on Medical Education. Last year Well-Assembled Meetings produced over 40 conferences across the United States for over 4000 attendees.