Position: Director of Community Relations
Julie Stewart has been an integral part of the Prairie Meadows corporate management team. As assistant director of marketing, she successfully led the marketing and advertising programs during the introduction of casino gaming. Thereafter in 1996, she was elevated to the position of marketing director. As Prairie Meadows expanded its corporate giving, Julie was chosen in 2006 to direct the newly created Community Relations department. Julie earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.
In the past year, Julie has been involved in the community as co-chair of the ALS Campaign, Variety Club of Iowa, United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines University’s Glanton Scholarship Dinner, and the Governor’s Boy Scout/Girl Scout Luncheon.
Julie currently serves on the boards of Character Counts, Variety-The Children’s Charity, Blank Park Zoo Foundation, Puppy Jake Foundation, and Better Business Bureau. She is also a member of Altoona Elementary PTA, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Altoona Chamber of Commerce, and Polk County Democrats. Julie is a past member of the United Way Campaign Cabinet, and she is a past board member of Greater Des Moines Leadership, Des Moines Arts Festival, Generations Inc., and the Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce. She is an honorary member of 40 Under 40, and she is a graduate of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s TLP\CLP programs and Leadership Iowa.
Julie and her husband Mark have three children.