Strategic Advisor



Julie serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of REI, leading the co-op’s technology strategy and overall IT operations. She is responsible for technology solutions across the company, including 149 stores, digital experiences, marketing, strategic merchandising, call center, supply chain, and data center/cloud infrastructure.

Prior to REI, Julie served as Nordstrom’s vice president of technology, leading many of the company’s technology innovations over the last decade.

She was also an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s Masters of Software Engineering program, held various consulting roles, and previously worked at Weyerhaeuser and Ernst & Young.

She serves the co-op’s interests through several non-profit STEM and education advisory positions, working to provide access to technology careers for all.