Julie joined the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago on January 31, 2011 as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Julie is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of experience in both private industry and public accounting. Her focus on enhancing financial performance is achieved by combining financial and operational analysis with strategic thinking and working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
As vice president and corporate chief financial officer at Sisters of Mercy Health System (Mercy), Julie directed the financial accounting, reporting, analysis and budgeting processes, and provided financial counsel on operational and strategic matters. Julie was instrumental in Mercy's implementation of an enterprise resource planning system and led the post-implementation operational support teams. She developed many financial policies in support of implementing best practices, enhancing internal controls and streamlining processes.Her depth of experience includes financial accounting and management, long-range forecasting, compliance, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, treasury, information technology, supply chain and human resources.
Julie is responsible for monitoring and managing the financial performance and reporting for the Association in accordance with its strategies and policies. Her focus will be on supporting a culture that cultivates financial literacy throughout the Association.
Julie is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a Master of Arts in Health Services Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.