Julie Zinn was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at Spirae Inc. Acting as her first entry point for the clean energy sphere, she was with the company for 9 years and was responsible for all of the operations of the company across all functional areas, including project development, delivery, administrative functions and sales. One of her key roles that she performed was recruiting high demand power, including various engineers due to its competitive landscape.This role ignited a passion for seeing more women in this talent pipeline because male candidates were the ones being seen the most, when she knew that there was female talent out there. When she first joined the company, they had just won the RSDI award in 2009/2010, in which she personally loved what that project was about in order to support communities carbon initiatives.

Julie is originally from Littleton, Colorado and lived in the Washington D.C. area for 12 years before coming back to Colorado and landing in Fort Collins. Julie also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Bachelor’s of Science in Business from the University of Colorado Boulder. Julie also holds a Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University.