Originally from northern New Jersey, Julie is a results-oriented professional with over 20 years of human resources management experience from the private and public sectors. Her experience spans from start-ups to established organizations. She has held progressively responsible positions in Human Resources management in small and Fortune 500 companies including the technology, call center, distribution, banking/finance, and private security industries. As a consultant, Julie's clients include small law offices, home healthcare practices, construction, funeral homes, cafe's/retail, non-profits, property management, the local zoo and towing recovery services to name a few!
Prior to launching her award-winning HR consulting practice, Julie was the Director of Human Resources for Issuetrak, a software development company. Julie was entrusted with overseeing talent management, retention strategies, and leadership development of the firm. Julie's experience also includes serving as the Vice President of Corporate Human Resources at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, a multi-site mortgage lending company. Working with line management to facilitate the restructuring and growth of an innovative and progressive company with over 60 locations, she directed the management development, staffing, compensation and employee relations functions.
In addition, Julie’s human resources expertise includes employee relations management, environmental health and safety, talent acquisition and policy development in complex matrix environments. She has served as management’s representative in EEOC claims in addition to serving as a former Board of Director under the Voluntary Protection Program, an arm of the Department of Labor and Industry. Throughout her career, Julie has been involved with several HR information systems (HRIS) conversions. She also has extensive experience with conflict resolution processes, mediation and successfully representing clients at unemployment hearings.
Julie is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, HRBOR, Southside Women's Network, and BizConnect. Julie's experience includes serving as a distinguished guest speaker at regional and national safety and HR conferences as well as regularly presenting business seminars and workshops in the Coastal Virginia area.
In 2019, 2018 and 2017, Woodard & Associates won 1st place (Gold) in the CoVa Business Magazine as Best HR Firm in Coastal Virginia! W & A also placed as Gold winner in Best Professional Development Workshop in 2019. In October 2019, Julie received the honorary Business Person of the Year award. Earlier in 2019, Woodard & Associates won Gold in the Reader's Choice Awards via Coastal Virginia Magazine. In past years, W & A placed Bronze in Best Professional Development Workshop along with Gold place as Best Seasoned Pro in 2018's CoVa Biz contest.
At Woodard & Associates, we believe that giving back to the community is an honor and a privilege. Julie's civic duty includes having served as the Vice President of the Hampton Roads Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Julie is an active contributor to Feed the Cause, a community-based charitable effort that feeds the homeless in Hampton Roads. This effort is led by the Greater24 Network. As a supporter of Virginia Beach's workforce development, Julie actively volunteers as a Career Coach and Resume expert with the Virginia Beach Public Library.
Julie is a graduate of Kean University and has held a Senior Professional in HR certification (SPHR) for well over 15 years. She is also fluently bilingual in English and Spanish.
Woodard & Associates, LLC is a certified SWaM business in the state of Virginia. Julie's experience includes working with government contractors in the construction industry.
Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her loving husband, William. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, playing board games, mentoring recent graduates, boating and traveling.