Waymaker Team

Julie Huls


Julie helps smart cities and their business leaders power institutional change fueled by technology and innovation. Ms. Huls has twenty years of experience in management and strategic initiatives and a track record of engaging and strengthening relationships with the business and community stakeholders required to execute on bold visions. Ms. Huls has served as President and CEO of the Austin Technology Council, an association that represented 300 Central Texas technology companies, their executives and $29 billion in annual regional economic impact. While at the Tech Council, Ms. Huls led regional technology CXOs, and startup entrepreneurs through the strategic planning process, conducted the first regional technology economic impact study, negotiated the first tech industry partnership with the city of Austin, and launched the annual CEO Summit, a regional leadership platform event that consistently garnered national media attention. While at ATC, Julie served on the Board of Directors at the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA), an international organization for CEOs leading technology industry advocacy and educational associations. She has also served as CEO of the DoSeum, a STEM education organization and children’s museum in San Antonio.

Dougan Sherwood

Innovation District Planning

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