Julie Milroy

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Growth strategist Julie Milroy, in brief.

Julie Milroy

Home: Miami.  Age: Over 21.  Birthplace: Texas.  Profession: Adult beverages.  Organization: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.  Title: Vice President, Supplier Development and Marketing. Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers.  Significant other: Ross Milroy, my husband, mentor and partner.  Unique identity: Daughter of an immigrant, single mother and boss.  Languages spoken: English, Korean.

Recent recognition: Ability to simplify complex situations.  Recent professional development: Promoted to Vice President of Supplier Development & Marketing.  Latest accomplishment: Founding Member of Chief Miami.  Greatest professional achievement: Certified  Sommelier with Court of Master Sommeliers.  Latest contribution to others: Mentor at Girls Inc. of Miami and Ambassador at CORE Children of Restaurant Employees.  What’s been your big (or biggest) leap? Co-Founder and Co-Host of Served Up Podcast.  Last book read: Seven Sisters series, by Lucinda Riley.  

Personality profile: Enthusiastic, generous, silly.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Obsessed.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Shared values and laughter. How do you define an ideal business  relationship? Mutual trust and collaboration.  What is your greatest joy? My family.  What gets you fired up? Social justice.

Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My mom.  What is the best advice you received in your career? Teach others the way you want to be treated.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? Apple Pay.  What is your favorite app? Chief.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The pandemic.  What company or organization do you most admire? The public school system.

What is your big idea?

Inspire youth to embrace their strengths and talents.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Gender equality in senior leadership roles and compensation.  What change would you like to see in the world? Human compassion.  What widely held belief do you reject? Superiority.  What mega-trend most excites you? NFTs.

Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? Natasha Souza, my spiritual sister.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Happy, safe and secure.  What object would you first save from your burning  home? Zelda, our baby girl, Australian Labradoodle. What advice would you give your younger self? It’s okay to be alone.  You have the power to do anything.  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? 2015.

Personal mission: Continuous improvement.  Personal motto: Some dream of success, while others wake up and work hard for it.  Favorite quote: “I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead” (Mark Twain).

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