Julie is passionate about building and maintaining relationships with Downtown Detroit businesses and bringing them together to foster a sense of community. Making sure the small business community is connected to the great things happening Downtown is her primary focus. Julie has been with the Downtown Detroit Partnership since 2014 and is currently a business community engagement program manager for the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ). Before joining DDP, Julie served as tenant liaison/coordinator, managing leases and service contracts for Larson Realty Group. Spending time with her grandson and community outreach, in general, whether it’s feeding the homeless, connecting with the elderly or finding helpful resources for anyone else in need are some of the things she loves to do in her spare time.