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Julie Huls

Founder & CEO

Julie Huls is the founder and CEO of Waymaker Group. With more than two decades of experience, Julie ignites growth opportunities for mid-market cities looking to jumpstart innovation economies, build diverse talent pipelines, and fuel a more equitable and economically diverse America. 

Before starting Waymaker Group, Julie served as President and CEO of the Austin Technology Council, an association that represents 300 Central Texas technology companies and their executives and $29 billion in annual regional economic impact. She’s also served as the CEO of the DoSeum a STEM foundation for kids 0-12, President and Founder of TalkMedia a public relations agency, and in executive functions for real estate ventures nationwide.

Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.