As Vice President of Advancement, Julie is responsible for carrying out activities that support external functions of ArtWorks including fundraising, events, marketing, and communications. Julie brings 25 years of strategic communications, development and leadership experience with consulting, corporate and nonprofit organizations to advance ArtWorks’ mission.
Most recently, Julie has led Corporate and Cause Partnerships for OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit supported by Luxottica. Prior to her current role, she served as Vice President of Communications and Development for OneSight and Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Luxottica Retail North America.
Julie also brings deep local and regional experience through her previous roles as VP of Communications and Marketing for Downtown Cincinnati Inc., Public Relations Director for Cincinnati Opera and Executive Vice President at Dan Pinger Public Relations.
A graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 30 and a 2005 recipient of Cincinnati Business Courier’s “40 Under 40” award, Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.
She loves Cincinnati and has a history of volunteer leadership including serving as PR Co-Chair for ArtWorks’ Big Pig Gig in 2000. Currently she serves as a board and singing member of MUSE Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir and has held board positions with Madcap Puppet Theatre, Cincinnati Chamber Music Society, Women Helping Women and the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Project.
She’s looking forward to working with the ArtWorks team and community partners to amplify the ArtWorks story and grow capacity to transform people and places through investments in creativity!