Director of Policy, Partnerships and Sustainability
Green Diamond Resource Company
Julia has led and participated in innovative environmental, business and community impact initiatives for the past 20 years across the West. She is motivated by accelerating collaborative efforts amongst unlikely partners that produce new and lasting results. In her current role, she leads the public affairs team at Green Diamond. The team focuses on influencing state and federal policy impacting forest management in the PNW and SE US, stewarding relationships with key community stakeholders, managing forest certification programs and building out a sustainability strategy. Prior to accepting this position, she held leadership roles with Manulife Timber and Agriculture, Micron Technology, and the City of Boise. On the side, she co-founded the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts, Boise River Wildlife Linkage Project, and most recently the Boise Nice Project. Julia holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri, a dual Master’s in forestry and environmental management from Duke University and a badge from Boise State University’s Venture College (entrepreneurial program). She, her husband and their four “free range” children have called Idaho home for 22 years.