Julie joined the Board of Trustees in 1995. She recently retired from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, LLP where she served as a Partner in the Corporate Group. Julie served as the Chapter’s Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She currently serves as Chair of the Golden Circle Committee, and as a member of the Executive and Finance Committees. Julie also serves on the National Board of Trustees, and the Finance, Chapter Relations and Investment committees. She received the Frank A. Grisanti Trustee of the Year in 2009. The Kaufer Family received the Society’s prestigious Philanthropic Family of the Year award in 2007. Julie also serves on the Board of the Childhood Anxiety Network – Selective Mutism Group. Julie’s mother had progressive MS.