Julie Sullivan brings a career in business development - more than a decade of which has been in economic development - and a life-long passion for the Dayton Region to her work at the Dayton Development Coalition.
In 2014, Sullivan joined the Dayton Development Coalition, western Ohio’s regional economic development organization.
As Executive Vice President of Regional Development, Sullivan is responsible for establishing regional priorities and execution of strategies to support those priorities in collaboration with public, private and non-profit partners in order to grow the region’s economic base.
Prior to joining the DDC, Sullivan was Director of Business Development for the Downtown Dayton Partnership. She was recognized by the Dayton Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 in 2012, one of the Top 25 Women to Watch for 2013 by Women in Business Networking and a Power 50 female business leader for 2016 - 2022 by the Dayton Business Journal.
In 2017 she was named one of the Top 50 economic development officials in the United States by economic development group Consultant Connect. The award, nominated by site selectors, honors professionals who have played a significant role in representing their communities for companies interested in locating in the region.
In 2022 she was designated as a Commodore by the Association of Ohio Commodores whose mission is to assist the State of Ohio in its advancement in all areas contributing to the economic growth and development of the State, and the greater prosperity of its citizens.
Sullivan serves on the boards of Dayton History as Chair, Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School, Greene Inc., Montgomery County Educational Service Center Business Advisory Council, Miami Valley Disaster Recovery Leadership Board, and Association of Ohio Commodores.
Sullivan holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Dayton. She lives in Dayton with her husband and three sons.