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Julie Shields Announced as USASBE Interim Executive Director

Thursday, June 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bonnie Nolan
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On behalf of the Board, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Julie Shields has been appointed as our Interim
Executive Director. She begins her new role on Monday, June 4 and will serve in this capacity on a part-time


Julie presently serves as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Millikin University in Decatur, IL, a
long-time supporter of USASBE. In 2018, she provided outstanding leadership to USASBE as Chair of our annual
conference in Hollywood. This conference was marked by an innovative new format intentionally designed to
engage our members in more dynamic ways than ever before. Throughout 2018, Julie has remained strongly
committed to advancing USASBE’s mission through her appointment as the Assistant VP of Operations and
Finance. Beyond her service to USASBE, Julie has been an entrepreneur, educator, program architect, and

We are grateful and excited that Julie is willing to step up during this important time in USASBE’s evolution and
are confident she will play a key role in helping us keep the momentum moving forward in delivering on our
mission to be the leading inclusive community advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching,
scholarship, and practice. We are also grateful for Millikin University’s willingness to support USASBE, once again,
through Julie’s leadership in this role and to Dean Chenoweth and the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater for
their enduring support during this important transition.


Please join me in welcoming Julie Shields the Interim Executive Director! She can be reached at


Mark Schenkel
USASBE President

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