Managing Director & Research Chair
Julie Graber is the Managing Director & Research Chair of ION. Graber's previous experience includes twenty years as president of Brains for Business, a consulting firm that provides strategic planning and organizational development services to the nonprofit community, as well as stints as the senior vice president at Ohio's Center of Science and Industry and as the head of community affairs for CompuServe.
Graber has been active in the community and served as a board member and officer of numerous organizations, including service as president of the board of Women for Economic and Leadership Development, the Columbus AIDS Task Force and the Columbus Metropolitan Club. She currently serves as a trustee of Antioch University Midwest and ION, a national network of organizations that publish census reports on women in leadership in their community. Graber also serves as a co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way of Central Ohio.
Graber was recognized by the YWCA of Columbus as a "Woman of Achievement" in 2007 for her lifelong commitment to research and advocacy work for women, and she is a frequent speaker on a range of topics related to women's leadership and power. Graber received an MA in women's studies from Antioch University McGregor and a BS in retail marketing from Ohio State University.