Professional, kind, efficient and effective, Julie is the person you want on your team when strategy gets complex or projects are ready to scale. A leader by example, she connects people with the groups and resources they need to make meaningful leaps forward while helping guide them along the way. Her role at Cookson is two-fold: her powers of organization are leveraged by the NH Tech Alliance’s membership efforts, where she connects with members so they can be fully engaged in Alliance events and activities and help advance our growing and vibrant tech ecosystem. She’s also the sector advisor for the technology industry for one of New Hampshire’s innovative workforce development programs, the NH Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI).
Don’t call her an overachiever (because she’s extremely humble and will roll her eyes at you), but Julie is a New Hampshire Union Leader 2015 Forty Under 40 award winner, is a graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester’s class of 2013, and was a member of several honor societies and academic groups aligned with her alma mater. Her past professional roles include program director at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and public relations program coordinator for the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. She is also a co-owner of Barre Life, a fitness studio that blends ballet and Pilates – and is so close to our downtown Manchester office that there’s no excuse for the rest of the team to not join her for a workout every once in a while.
Education: Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire; Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic communication from High Point University
Family, New Hampshire, being a mom, and the occasional book. Julie and her husband have three kids – one of them human, two of them furry – and a bustling network of friends and colleagues who are always up for a quick ski getaway or latte after Barre class. When she’s not at the office or growing her own business, she’s scattering kindness (and maybe an occasional goofy joke) and singing the praises of the beautiful Granite State.
Julie is a member of the board of advisors for the Currier Museum in Manchester as well as the UNH Paul College Business in Practice advisory board. She has volunteered her time with the Girls at Work board of directors and as chair of Granite United Way’s Emerging Leader Society.