This Month’s Person Who Matters
In This Issue: People Matter: Julie H. Walters
Julie H. Walters is hardworking, energetic, and compassionate, and she has an infectious enthusiasm about her, which, combined with the wealth of leadership experience she’s had over the course of her life, makes her the perfect person to help some of our community’s most vulnerable members. She is currently the executive director of the Women’s Enrichment Center in Lancaster, which helps women struggling with unplanned pregnancies find employment and become the best mothers they can be.
Julie is also the executive director of Lotus Boutique and Designs, an organization within the Women’s Enrichment Center, which offers the most current retail designs from Atlanta, New York and LA in women’s apparel, shoes, jewelry, home decor and miscellaneous gifts. Lotus also offers custom floral designs, custom sewn draperies and interior design services.
As for her leadership experience, Julie has been in charge of various efforts and organizations throughout her career — many of which actively help other vulnerable groups in Lancaster. She worked for Founders Federal Credit Union for 18 1/2 years in the executive office, audit, loan administration, and financial counseling departments. She has also owned her own interior design and Teleflora shop called Ambience Interiors. These positions have made her more than qualified to run the business side of things at WEC and Lotus, while her positions on the board of directors for the Lancaster Children’s Home and the Advisory Board for Springs Memorial Hospital have prepared her to care about the human reasons behind it all.
Julie’s work hasn’t gone unappreciated. She was a member of the design team that decorated the White House for Christmas in 2019, and her work was featured on HGTV. She has also been selected to serve on the design team for the 2020 Republican National Convention. That recognition doesn’t distract her from what’s really important, however. Through it all, Julie strives to use her gifts and talents to make her community and country a better place.