Julie is the Deputy District Director of SBA’s Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO) where she oversees delivery of SBA’s programs and services within the greater DC area. She was previously the chief marketing and outreach attorney with the SBA’s Office of General Counsel handling issues impacting SBA’s outreach efforts including external agency partnerships, e-government and use of social media. She began her SBA career in 1997 as the Public Affairs Specialist for the Michigan District Office. Prior to joining SBA she spent three years with the Michigan Small Business Development Center as an International Trade Specialist where she co-authored “Trade Secrets: The Export Answer Book.” Julie is a graduate of the Excellence in Government Fellowship program and has a BA in International Studies from Bradley University, Peoria, IL and an MBA and JD from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Julie also volunteers for many colon cancer advocacy initiatives and helped establish the Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness in Washington DC.