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Julie Granger

Julie Granger President - Leadership

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Julie Granger joined the JA Wisconsin team as president in November of 2023. She is thrilled to be leading an organization that changes lives and empowers young people. Prior to JA, Julie served for more than 25 years with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, most recently as Executive Vice President. During her tenure, she led the organization’s membership, talent strategy, marketing, communications and equity and inclusion efforts. This experience has given her unique insight into the current and anticipated talent needs of employers. She believes Junior Achievement’s career-based learning experiences have never been more relevant or necessary. And she is driven to create equitable opportunities for the next generation of Wisconsin citizens.

Earlier in her career, Julie worked in advertising and corporate communications for Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield and (going way back) she was an overnight assignment editor for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland, OH. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from John Carroll University and a certificate in non-profit leadership from the Institute for Organizational Management.

Julie serves on the boards of TEMPO Milwaukee, Imagine MKE and Pius XI High School. She was named a “Woman of Influence” by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2021. She has two adult children and resides with her husband in Wauwatosa, WI. When she’s not working, chances are she’s outside hiking or inside trying to recreate her grandmother’s Italian recipes.


Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson Regional Director (Northwest) - Leadership


Susan’s career started in Television as a News Anchor and Reporter and from there she spent ten years working as a marketing professional for a healthcare software company. In August of 2008, Susan moved to Eau Claire, WI where she was introduced to a new job opportunity with Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and knew it would be a great fit for her and her family.

Fourteen years later, Susan serves as Area Director for the Northwest and Coulee Areas where she oversees budgets, fundraising and staff to support the JA mission to empower young people.

In her free time, you can find Susan outside gardening, walking her dog, boating and downhill skiing. She enjoys watching her kids’ sporting events and taking part in food experiences, such as strawberry/blueberry picking and baking. She is also active with the Clear Water Kiwanis and Church.


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