Julie is a local government professional who has served municipalities for over 30 years in the areas of local government administration and human resources.

Julie has worked collaboratively with numerous elected and appointed officials in municipalities, park districts, library districts, water agencies, and the like. Julie’s primary areas of expertise include classification and compensation studies, personnel policy and job description creation and updates, recruitment, and staffing studies. Julie has also written and presented on various human resource related training topics including hiring and onboarding, performance management, HR compliance in the public sector, I-9 compliance, and ethics programs.

Julie is familiar with and dedicated to the public sector and its impact on our daily lives. Julie has assisted many organizations over the years by serving on various boards and helping with annual conferences by speaking and organizing events. These organizations are listed below.


  • Master of Arts in Public Administration (M.P.A.), Northern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration & Political Science, Augustana College


  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA) – Annual Conference Committee
  • Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA)
  • Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA) – Past President
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA)
  • Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD/IPRA)
  • Illinois Library Association (ILA)
  • Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA)


37 Years of Experience in Local Government Administration & Human Resources
  • Sikich LLP, Naperville, Illinois 2009-2017
    – Human Resources Consultant
  • CCF Consulting, Public Sector Human Resources Consulting Services, St. Charles, Illinois 1996-2009
    – Owner
  • Village of Carol Stream, Illinois 1989-1996
    – Assistant to the Village Manager
  • Village of Elk Grove, Illinois, 1987-1989
    – Administrative Assistant, Village Manager’s Office
    – Administrative Assistant, Public Works
    – Administrative Intern
  • City of Rock Island, Illinois 1986-1987
    – Administrative Intern