Julie McConnell serves as the chair of Franklin County Children Services Citizens Advisory Committee. She is a partner and head of marketing and communications at VELA Investment Management. Prior to joining VELA, Julie was the director of marketing and communications for ORIX Real Estate Capital, the combined company of Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital Group. From 2007-2018, she held several roles in distribution at Diamond Hill Capital Management, most recently as head of marketing and communications and intermediary sales. Early in her career Julie held various sales and marketing roles in the financial services and health care industries.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from The Ohio State University, completed an executive education program in constructive collaboration at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Columbus.