Julie Watson

In her role as Growth and Communications Manager, Julie Watson supports existing and emerging affiliates and assists with the organization’s overall expansion plans. She has more than fifteen years of experience in nonprofit communications and development, with a special focus on education and media. Julie has held positions in fundraising and corporate sponsorship development for public radio, helped launch an online tutoring service for high school students, and coordinated a number of successful cause marketing partnerships for a broadcast cable company. Most recently, she served as the Director of Communications for an independent elementary school.

Julie holds a degree in English with an emphasis in secondary education from Iowa State University, as well as a certificate in editing. She spends much of her free time reading and writing, spending time with family, and enjoying the outdoors.