President, Executive Director @ Designed Future/Plan 36B
VP, Senior Merchant Account Specialist @ Fifth Third Processing Solutions, powered by Vantiv
Journalist @ The Chicago Tribune
Bachelor's Degree, Speech Communications, Radio & Television @
Eastern Illinois University
President, Executive Director @ I'm a life-changer, the ring-leader of a radically inclusive, just, and loving organization mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. We have been improving the lives of those struggling with financial stressors, loss of employment, addiction, domestic violence, serious health issues, and strained family relationships through our innovative
President, Executive Director @ I'm a life-changer, the ring-leader of a radically inclusive, just, and loving organization mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. We have been improving the lives of those struggling with financial stressors, loss of employment, addiction, domestic violence, serious health issues, and strained family relationships through our innovative and life-changing programs.
The training we provide creates change from the inside out. Participants get an undeniable first-hand experience of what it means to live in a world where anything is possible. They create an entirely new mindset that enables them to powerfully move forward in life: incomes are created when there were none; altogether different life choices are made that create positive and lasting change; a new future becomes visible that’s inspiring and achievable. They begin thinking, speaking, feeling, and doing things differently. They create self-sufficiency.
Participants are able to quickly understand the why—the reasons and meanings they ended up in their current circumstances, as well as the how—the specific action plan necessary to achieve their desired results.
As President and Executive Director, I oversee all facets of Plan 36B and carry out the strategic plans and policies as established by our board of directors. I'm an expert in all things related to program content, channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation and localization, analytics and meaningful measurement, grant procurement, and fundraising.
We partner with other non-profits to empower those they serve. The outcomes we produce directly impact the overall outcomes of our non-profit partners.
Our steadfast mission is to help those who cannot help themselves. From January 2015 to Present (1 year) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan AreaVP, Senior Merchant Account Specialist @ I'm a thought leader. A committed and accomplished professional with a proven track record of turning experience, strategy, and my knack for innovation into real products and services. When it comes to change, I don't wait for it. I drive it.
My consultative approach empowers middle market and large corporate clients to successfully navigate the ever increasing complexities of the payment processing landscape. Heavily focused on strategically creating and implementing an OmniChannel environment; highly specialized in Mobile technology, Interchange Management, E-Commerce, Open and Closed Loop Card Solutions, Least Cost Debit Routing, Decoupled ACH solutions, Dynamic and Multi-Currency Conversion, EMV, P2P (End to End Encryption) and Tokenization options.
. From June 2003 to January 2015 (11 years 8 months) Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan AreaJournalist @ Creative and prolific feature news story writer for the Tempo Southwest section of the Sunday Chicago Tribune. From January 1996 to January 2003 (7 years 1 month) Greater Chicago AreaHigh School English Teacher/Student Newspaper Sponsor @ From June 2000 to June 2002 (2 years 1 month)
Master's Degree, Education @ Olivet Nazarene University From 2001 to 2003 Bachelor's Degree, Speech Communications, Radio & Television @ Eastern Illinois University From 1983 to 1987 Julie Dankovich is skilled in: Credit Cards, Treasury Management, Merchant Services, Commercial Banking, Banking, Relationship Management, Credit, Payments, Payment Card Processing, Debit Cards, Cross Selling, Financial Services, Electronic Payments, Cash Management, ACH