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Julie Maloy Copeland

Class Year: 1998
News: Union Native, Julie Malloy Copeland, Honored With Prestigious North Carolina Governor’s Award | PRESS RELEASE:Greensboro, NC – As Former Junior League of Greensboro President, it is not uncommon for Julie Malloy Copeland to be working tirelessly to better the Greensboro community and other leaders serving alongside her. That is just one of the few reasons she has been named a Recipient of the 2015 North Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals who engage in volunteer activities throughout the state of North Carolina. Recipients have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their communities. Through their works of service, these individuals have made an impact on others, as well as the betterment of the community. Nominated recipients are chosen based on merit by a panel. The award is given to the state’s top 20 volunteers.As President of the Junior League Of Greensboro from 2013-2014, Julie worked diligently to provide volunteer and leadership training, as well as meaningful volunteer experiences for more than 1,000 + members. During this time, she also had oversight of day-to-day operations of the organization, which was founded in 1928. She did it all while maintaining a full-time profession as Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm; growing a business-- the National League of Junior CotillionsTM--she serves as Director of the Northern Guilford Chapter, teaching etiquette and ballroom dance to children and adults; as well as volunteering her time with other key organizations in the Greensboro community.Julie has given tirelessly to the Junior League of Greensboro since joining as a volunteer--by becoming a committee chair, board member, and executive board member. It’s what has made her such a vital member of the Greensboro community. Julie was the League’s first President to focus all of the organization’s efforts on education, which in turn increased the impact of volunteer efforts and funding. With her help and guidance, the organization partnered with Cone Elementary School in Guilford County in 2013. The Title I school consistently performed low on testing and 98% of its student population required free or reduced lunch. Julie personally helped to train over 100+ volunteers to dedicate their time there and generated funding to put toward projects at the school for 3consecutive years.Julie was also able to take the Junior League’s mission of developing women leaders in the community one sizable step further. It was her vision that helped turn the Women’s Leadership Summit into an event with national-level speakers and participants. During Julie’s Presidency, Jenna Bush Hager delivered the Keynote address at the 2014 Summit.With certainty, Julie’s unmatched level of commitment has motivated other leaders in Greensboro to step up and dedicate their time as well. "The Junior League of Greensboro is so fortunate to have Julie Malloy Copeland serve as not only a volunteer but as a leader in our organization! Her dedication to our mission is visible in all that she does and we are so proud of her for receiving this much deserved recognition from our State." -Paige Butler, President, Junior League of Greensboro | About Julie Malloy Copeland:A Union, South Carolina Native, Julie is the Vice President of Talent Management & Development at HRD Strategies, INC., an organizational development and leadership firm located in Greensboro, NC. Accredited as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, Julie provides strategic expertise to organizations seeking optimized performance, talent excellence, and financial synergy. She also serves as a Director with the National League of Junior Cotillions, actively volunteers with Junior Achievement, and is a Graduate of Leadership Greensboro. Julie is a Bonner Scholar, with a Bachelor’s Degree from Wofford College. She was recently named an “Impact Leader” by Business Leader Magazine and a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the Triad Business Journal. Julie and her husband, H. Brooks Copeland, reside in Greensboro.

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