Julie Wraithmell serves as the Executive Director of Audubon Florida, the state’s leading voice in conservation. Julie joined Audubon in 2005 and has successfully led statewide conservation and wildlife policy initiatives, built Audubon Florida’s robust coastal conservation program, coordinated Audubon’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and helped secure millions in funding for protecting Florida’s land and water resources. In 2018, 2019, and again in 2020, Julie was selected as one of Miami Herald’s Top 50 Influencers.
Before joining Audubon in 2005, Julie worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where she created the Great Florida Birding Trail. In 2015, she was recognized with National Audubon Society’s highest staff honor, the Charles H. Callison Award. Julie has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Duke University and a Master of Science from Florida State University. An avid birder, Julie also served as President of Apalachee Audubon, and on the board of the Florida Ornithological Society.