Following 10-plus years of extraordinary success in the areas of marketing and business development, Julie hit the ground running when she joined RLG in 2018. As the firm’s Community Relations Director, she hasn’t slowed down since. Thanks to a tireless work ethic, strong organizational and people skills, mastery of social media, dedication to client satisfaction, and commitment to giving back to the community.
Julie’s responsibilities include organizing both public and professional seminars; assisting with the firm’s Peace of Mind Maintenance Program; concepting and overseeing dynamic client events; and attending and supporting community events to raise awareness of the firm. Julie also oversees and maintains the firm’s social media accounts, website, blog, and email marketing campaigns. She spearheaded the firm’s implementation of new database software, which included the training of staff. In addition, Julie promotes viewership and engagement for the popular television show Family Comes First, which was co-created and is co-hosted by the firm’s Managing Partner, Vincent Russo.
Born and raised in Seaford, Julie loves living on Long Island, with its unique combination of city and country lifestyles. She has earned multiple degrees from Farmingdale State College: An A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, a B.S. in Security Systems, and an A.S. in Criminal Justice. While attending Farmingdale, she was named to the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society and earned the Skyline Conference Scholar Athlete Award.
During her tenure at RLG Julie has contributed to a number of charitable initiatives and fundraising efforts on behalf of the firm, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, CP Nassau, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, the Nassau County Victory Challenge, the Richard Brodsky Foundation, and the St. Brigid Food Pantry. She also helps run the Theresa Foundation’s fundraising efforts, including Giving Tuesday, Fun Day at Bowling, the Theresa Awards, and Swingin’ Fore Theresa.
Giving back to the community she loves is of the utmost importance to Julie. Julie participates in annual food drives and fundraisers for Island Harvest. Julie has volunteered for various walk-a-thons, including lupus, vision, autism, breast cancer and the Marcum Challenge. She is involved in various charitable fundraising efforts on behalf of veterans, active service men and women, local students, and rescued animals. Julie along with the Nassau County Camera Club volunteered for the Mill Neck Manor Family Organization.
Julie volunteers for many organizations and holds executive positions at most of them. She is an Executive Board Member/Secretary for both the Gerontology Professionals of New York and the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau. She is a Board Member of the Farmingdale State College Alumni Association. In November of 2016 she became a member of the Suffolk County Legislature Next Generation Advisory Council. She also volunteers her time to the Nassau County Camera Club as their Co-Vice President and Webmaster. In 2013 she was appointed a Board Member of the Social Media Association and currently serves as the organization’s Co-President.
Julie has received numerous awards for her charitable work and community involvement. She recently received the prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award from the Long Island Business News. Julie also earned LIBN’s 2016 Millennial Award and its Excellence in Communication Award. She received a 30 Under 30 Award from the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and a citation from the Nassau County Executive’s Office.