[imageframe lightbox=”no” lightbox_image=”” style_type=”dropshadow” bordercolor=”” bordersize=”0px” borderradius=”0″ stylecolor=”” align=”left” link=”” linktarget=”_self” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ class=”” id=””][/imageframe]Raised in the Midwest, her life consumed by theater, Julie found herself in New York not long after college. Twenty years of acting, directing and managing small theater companies led her to start her own production company, Julie and Friends, which not only produced theater but also corporate and social events. Since starting production of the Sports and FitnessTech Summit at CES, her conference has grown from 1500 square feet in 2011 to over 15,000 square feet this year. Her strong commitment to her sponsors and her determination to put on a great show has made the FitnessTech conference increasingly a “must see” event at CES. A former board member, she still finds time to remain active with the League of Professional Theatre Women.