Julie O. Wilson

Secretary | Treasurer

Julie Wilson Bio

Assistant Vice President, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa

I am a native Iowan, raised in eastern Iowa before graduating from the University of Iowa and settling in the Des Moines area. I have 30+ years of corporate experience including marketing, communications, incentives, and event management. I have also served on several industry association boards throughout my career.

I have always been for the underdog, the underserved, and the underprivileged of our society. I am passionate about stomping out hate and discrimination and giving youth and adults alike the opportunity for education and the personal achievement that can follow. I believe it’s a big part of what makes our lives enriched and rewarding.

I also believe wholeheartedly in William Holmes, aka Will Keeps, and the mission he is pursuing through Starts Right Here. Nothing is better than seeing a student switch from looking down or away to looking you right in the eyes and smiling. I see that happening for the youth affiliated with Starts Right Here. I’m honored to serve such a great organization!