Julie Heizer, Partner, Deputy Director of the National Travel and Tourism Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Julie serves as the staff liaison for Brand USA, manages the Market Development Cooperator Program DOC has with AIANTA to expand exports for Indian Country, and is responsible for industry relations, partnerships, and strategic alliances for travel and tourism-related Commerce projects.
She has spent most of the rest of her professional life – nearly 40 years – in the Destination Marketing arena, having worked at a small and medium-sized CVB, as well as for a state tourism office. Julie also worked at the U.S. Travel Association for five years.
Julie recently realized she’s been in the travel and tourism industry since she was in 8th grade and helped her history teacher organize school trips – so that 40 years noted above is REALLY more like 50 years!