Dr. Julie Norman is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and Certified Workforce Development professional (CWDP) with over 25 years of public and private sector experience in economic development with emphasis on recruitment, expansion, and strategic workforce development for business and industry. Prior to assuming her current position as Executive Director for the Marion County Economic Development Commission, she served as the Deputy Executive Director of WORKFORCE West Virginia, the state agency responsible for both economic development and all state and federal workforce development programs for West Virginia. She also spent several years at the WV Department of Commerce where shed recruited hundreds of companies to the state including Coldwater Creek, Amazon, and Toyota. Dr. Norman has served as an Associate Professor of Business at the University of Charleston (WV) where she taught undergraduate courses in economics, organizational behavior and labor relations, as well as a module on Leadership, Innovation and Change as part of the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) program.
In addition to her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University, Dr. Norman holds a MBA in Human Resource Management and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Marshall University, and is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute from Oklahoma University at Norman OK, and the South Carolina Economic Development Institute.
Parent Company (if applicable)
Marshall University 1985
Bachelors of Business Administration
Marshall University 1993
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
West Virginia University 2001
Doctorate - Educational Leadership
Communications/ Public Relations, Community Development, Educational/ Workforce Development, Facilitation, Industrial Development, Marketing, Public Policy Issues, Retention/ Expansion, Strategic Planning