Julie Gray brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, operations management, and program oversight to Illinois Action for Children with a proven record as an effective administrator of substantial government and nonprofit operations. She joined Illinois Action for Children in 2001 as the Chief Operating Officer and directs, administers, and coordinates all day-to-day operations of the organization. She served as the Director of Lakefront Operations for the Chicago Park District for eight years prior to joining Illinois Action for Children and was recognized in 2001 as a finalist for the Kathy Osterman Award for outstanding public service.
Gray earned her MBA from The University of Chicago, and holds a B.A. from Carleton College in Economics. In summer 2006, she completed an intensive studio-based architecture program at Harvard University’s Career Discovery program.