Julianna T. Cole became executive vice president and chief operating officer of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago in October 2013. She has also served as chief information officer since 2010. In this dual role, she provides leadership to advance the association’s strategies via people, processes and technology in the areas of Center & Camp Operations, Membership & Programs, Human Services, Facilities & Capital Projects and Information Technology.
Julie brings more than 20 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting experience to the Y reflecting her ability to combine broad-based technology and process management to enhance business operations. Prior to joining the Y, she served as chief technology officer for Johnson Publishing and chief technology officer for Tribune Interactive.
She currently serves as a member of the i.c.stars board and chair of the i.c.stars Program Committee.
Julie earned her MBA at the University of Illinois - Chicago and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.