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Julie Burrell

Senior Economic Development Director - Newaygo County

Julie serves as the Senior Economic Development Director for Newaygo County’s Economic Development Partnership. In this role, she provides business support services to companies in Newaygo County, focusing on business retention and expansion. She also focuses on supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem through innovative programming and events, such as Pitch North. Julie also leads the talented team of individuals responsible for economic development efforts in The Right Place's partner county territories.

Past Experience

Prior to joining The Right Place, Julie worked for 14 years in the telecommunications industry at companies such as Sprint and Frontier. She also owned and operated Pumpndo, a startup company.


Bachelor of Science, Health Communications | Grand Valley State University

Certifications and Awards

  • 2021 Newaygo County’s Most Influential Woman in Business
  • Patented Inventor
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, USF Corporate Training and Professional Education (Issued May 2021)

Community Involvement

  • Newaygo County Tourism Council, Board President
  • Gerber Federal Credit Union, Supervisory Committee Member
  • Junior Achievement Newaygo County, Board Member
  • Corewell Health Gerber Hospital, Board Member
  • Hesperia Panther Parent Club, Founding Member
  • Fremont Area Community Foundation, Impact Investing Committee Member