Julie Stone
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Julie Stone | Director of Family Economic Mobility

Julie Stone is the Director of Family Economic Mobility at Gary, focused on exploring and activating self-sufficiency and wealth-building strategies for Colorado families. With a career that’s included leadership roles in many sectors, Julie is committed to solutions that combine the best of government, non-profit, philanthropy and business to create shared ownership and opportunity — for everyone.

The child of small-business owners in rural Wyoming, Julie’s early career took the form of waitressing, shift manager, cashier and wholesale fuels purchaser at her family truck stop located on Interstate-80. After touring with UpWithPeople out of high school, she completed degrees in economics and environmental policy from the University of Wyoming, and went on to serve as a Social Policy Analyst for Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. The most significant portion of her career was spent in data analytics and integration, providing human capital consulting, healthcare policy design and labor negotiations for a portfolio of our nation’s largest employers. Most recently, she led external affairs and served as the Interim Executive Director of Teach For America, Colorado. 

Julie is married to the world’s best partner, Jon Stone, and together they have two amazing kids. The Stones are often found skiing, biking and camping somewhere in the Colorado mountains.

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