Member at Large (2 of 2)
Julie Ann Brandis
Organization: Oregon State University - College of Engineering
- Title: Executive Director Strategic Partnerships
- Membership Years: >5 years
- Committees: Professional Development and Conference Program
- Board Experience: Chair, Professional Development - Midterm Appointment
- Mid-Winters Attended: 2
Julie Brandis has been an active member of NACRO since 2008. Since that time, she volunteered on many committees and panels. Currently she is serving on the professional development committee, leading the Mastery sub-committee. As the executive director of strategic partnerships, Julie is responsible for working collaboratively with the college’s leadership team to frame and lead both short and long-term initiatives that help to implement strategic goals of the College of Engineering by engaging external and internal stakeholders as active participants. Prior to joining the College of Engineering, Brandis served as director of corporate relations for the OSU Foundation. She also spent 17 years in politics, as an industry lobbyist.
It is with enthusiasm I submit my application for consideration of the NACRO board. I have been a NACRO members since 2008. When I joined, I had been assigned the task of building a corporate relations program, where none previously existed. Since attending that first conference, NACRO and its members have guided me in my career. I am passionate about NACRO because the organization has played a tremendous role in my career accomplishments and I would like to give back to the organization and its members.
NACRO EXPERIENCE: 1. Board Member – Chair of Professional Development Committee. Appointed to fill midterm vacancy. 2. Chair – Mastery Subcommittee (2017-18). Served on committee for three consecutive years. 3. Committee Member (Several years) – served annually on committees, primarily on conference subcommittees “industry day” and “university day.” As an elected board member, to address the priorities of the organization such as: 1. To expand professional development opportunities, including the development of certificates of accomplishments. 2. To support the goal of increasing membership, including industry members. 3. To support opportunities that will expedite the hiring of an Executive Director.
Significant NACRO Contribution
My most significant contribution would be three years of efforts in Professional Development - building the mastery series.