Board of Directors
Julie Hermann most recently served as the Director of Athletics at Rutgers University, from May 2013 to Nov. 2015. She helped Rutgers Athletics make some big strides, including transition to the Big Ten Conference. Hermann’s initiatives and improvements in two years “On the Banks” were far reaching and impactful. In addition to launching the corporate sponsor partnership with IMG College, she spearheaded the restructuring of development, which is experiencing a record-setting year with regard to fundraising revenue. Under Hermann, nearly 4,000 additional donors were added via seat gift initiatives, and the football season ticket holder total of 31,016 in 2014 was the highest in program history.
Prior to Rutgers, she spent over 15 years as the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Louisville, helping them build in excess of $250 million worth of facilities while elevating the Cardinals to national prominence in several sports. At Louisville, Hermann not only served as the manager of 20 sports but she also supervised marketing, development, academics, sports performance, sports medicine, championships, student development, and cultivated support for many of the state-of-the-art athletics venues that allowed the Cardinals to enjoy one of the nation’s biggest building booms in college sports.
Prior to her time as an administrator at Louisville, Hermann was a college head coach and USA Volleyball assistant coach. Before joining USA Volleyball, Hermann was the head volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee from 1991-97. Other coaching stints included assistant coaching positions at the University of Georgia and the University of Wyoming. She started out in college athletics as an All-Big Eight volleyball player at the University of Nebraska.
In her years in college athletics, Hermann has served on many community boards and numerous NCAA and conference committees, including chairing the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee. She also recently completed seven years of service on the board of NACWAA, serving a four-year term before being on the executive board and becoming president.