Julie Leach, Executive Director

Julie Leach, Executive Director

Julie became Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Executive Director in 2015 after serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for five years. She came to this position with extensive finance and management experience, having run a church religious education program, working as an audit manager for Deloitte in Dallas, Texas, and operating her own CPA and investment advising business. Julie earned her MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago and is a retired Certified Public Accountant.

Since moving to Florida, Julie has focused her attention on volunteer leadership. She is a Past President and Treasurer at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, where she has been a member with a deep involvement in its social justice work since 2000. She is also a Past President of the Board of Trustees and current President of the Endowment Board of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton.

In 2017, Julie received the Heart of Gold Award from the Westcoast Center for Human Development. In January 2019, she received a Woman of Power award from the National Council of Jewish Women. Julie and her husband, Brock Leach, jointly received the 2019 Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award from The Salvation Army of Sarasota County.