Women's Leadership Series

Women’s Leadership Series' Share Your Story Program: Featuring Julie M. Stufft, Managing Director for Visa Services at the Department of State

About This Event  

Join us as Julie M. Stufft shares her story.

Julie M. Stufft is Managing Director for Visa Services at the Department of State. Previously, Julie was Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Border and Transportation Security at the National Security Council. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Julie previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassies in Moldova and in Djibouti. Previously, she served in Russia, Ethiopia, and Poland, as well as in the State Department Operations Center and in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. She was a 2014-15 State Department Fellow to Seminar XXI at MIT’s Center for International Studies, and is the recipient of AFSA’s 2020 Christian A. Herter Award for Constructive Dissent by a Senior Foreign Service Officer. Julie is originally from Ohio, and holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University and Duke University. She speaks Russian, Romanian, French and Polish. She and her husband have three children and reside in Falls Church, VA.

Julie is a mentor in the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs Mentoring Program – another offering of the Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service. 

Julie’s current mentee, Eve Cervenka, will moderate this event. Eve is a current Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at the Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs. 

The "Share Your Story" Program is a new initiative of the Women's Leadership Series. Participants will listen to a female in executive leadership share her story, and engage in conversation.

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.

This event is part of a leadership series co-sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service and the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management.

About the Women's Leadership Series

The series was launched in October of 2018 to engage and empower public & nonprofit sector leaders throughout Northeast Ohio, while promoting the concept of gender representation at all levels of leadership. The theme – “Women Empowering Women” – hones in on the notion that women should support, empower, and mentor one another. The series’ programming is strategically designed to capitalize on this theme of empowerment within sectors where political pressures are at play, resources remain tight, and the competition to rise to executive leadership endures.​​​​​​​