Julie Partridge is Hood College’s 2018 Outstanding Master of Business Administration Student. The award is funded by Amy Kaufman MacLeod ’11 and was presented at this year’s Graduate Degree Recipient Reception. Julie is a two-time Hood graduate, as she graduated summa cum laude in 2006 with a B.A. in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Philosophy.
Julie began her career in federal government as an Economist for the Department of Commerce. She then moved into the contracting field where she has worked for the last decade. As a Contract Specialist for the Department of the Navy, Julie earned several Commanding Officer awards as well as a Civilian of the Quarter and nomination for Civilian of the Year. She then transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs, working as a Procurement Analyst and a Contract Specialist. Julie ultimately earned an unlimited warrant and was promoted to a Supervisory Contracting Officer and Division Chief, managing an average portfolio of over $50 million in procurements.
Today, Julie works for the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy in Frederick, MD, using her subject matter expertise in the field of contracting to develop curriculum and instruct courses in technical, leadership, and supervisory skills. During her career with Veterans Affairs, Julie has received a commendation from the Secretary, numerous Certificates of Appreciation from Senior Executives, and an Employee of the Quarter award. She also has her FAC-C III and FAC-PM I certifications.
Julie also owns Partridge Avenue Design & Events, LLC, an event planning company specializing in weddings. She is an active member of Ebenezer UMC in Sykesville, MD, currently serving as the chair of camping ministries.
Congratulations to Julie on her accomplishments and we wish her all the best luck in the future endeavors!