Raised in the Midwest, her life consumed by theater, Julie found herself in New York not long after college. Twenty-Five years of acting, directing and managing small theater companies led her to start her own production company, Julie & 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 30,000 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. In addition to FitnessTech, she produces FashionWare a high tech fashion show at CES® and in various venues throughout the year. A former board member, she still finds time to remain active with the League of Professional Theatre Women.