As an Associate, Julie is tasked with supporting the firm by conducting research on institutions and candidates, coordinating logistics throughout the search process, assisting with recruitment, and working on key business development initiatives including preparing proposals.

She is incredibly grateful to be part of the Parker Executive Search team’s Higher Education practice, and views helping universities recruit impactful leaders as the most rewarding part of her job.

Prior to joining Parker Executive Search in 2019, Julie’s experience was primarily in Student Affairs and University Advancement - two areas she is still very passionate about. She spent over four years at the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, most recently as Senior Manager of Student & Young Alumni Engagement. During her time at Georgia Tech, she was heavily involved in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and served as a faculty member for the Student & Young Alumni Engagement conference in 2018 and 2019.

Julie is originally from Chicago. She graduated cum laude from George Mason University’s Honors Program with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & International Politics and Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. She earned a Master of Arts in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. Julie has always had a passion for student development, and continues to serve in a variety of advisory capacities for her sorority and alma maters.

Julie lives in Atlanta with her husband, Michael, and their dog, Bowie. A self-proclaimed “foodie”, she enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring different neighborhoods in Atlanta. In her free time, she loves gardening, traveling, and playing board games.

Julie Palmer Johnson

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