Ms. Julie Urell is a human resources leader with over 20 years in the field, most recently in senior manager, director and consulting human resources roles for regional non-profit, as well as global organizations. In these capacities, she has direct application experience as well as tactical and strategic insight across a variety of human resources functions. Areas of interest and specialization include employment practices and benefit/retirement plan development and compliance, human resource systems optimization and deployment and classification and compensation systems. Ms. Urell holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from the University of Iowa. She serves as Board Director – Website Development for Leading Edge Human Resources Network (LEHRN), a regional HR information systems organization. She also is a certified Senior Professional, Human Resources with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).