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Julie Gilbert is the visionary creator of eight highly successful digital and retail businesses and board director. She is the founder and CEO of PreciouStatus, an award-winning global technology digital mobile communication and marketing company. Julie also founded and leads Wolf Means Business which is recognized globally as the "proven global innovation platform standard" for Fortune 500 companies. She has engaged consumers in 53 countries innovating new products and services and enabled cultural change management. Formerly, Julie was a senior vice president of enterprise growth and innovation at Best Buy, a Fortune 50 company, where she created, built, and scaled seven companies. Prior to this, Julie was senior manager at Deloitte & Touche, where she developed and implemented nationally two new national businesses as well as led and served many accounts for the firm. Julie serves on the board of Alerus Financial and St. Thomas Richard Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. She has served as a board member of Acupera, the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board, The White House Project, and others. In 2009, she served as a US Ambassador to Egypt for the Susan G. Komen Organization in its historic first entrance into Egypt. Julie's leadership has been documented in a five year case study by IMD University (Lausanne, Switzerland) and she has been profiled in many media including Harvard Business Review, TIME Magazine, Business Week, Oprah Magazine, and many others. She has received a long list of awards, including: PINK's "Top 15 Women in Business"; The White House Project's "Circle of 10 Award"; the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's "Minnesota's Women to Watch" award; the Association for Corporate Growth's BOLD Entrepreneur award; and the Huffington Post's "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Julie earned a B.S. in accounting with high honors and an MBA in strategic management and marketing from the University of Minnesota. Julie is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.