Julie Truax serves as Vice President of Development at RPA, helping to ensure that the institution is sufficiently funded to fulfill its priority initiatives in the New York metropolitan region.

Prior to joining RPA, Julie spent 16 years in development at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in roles ranging from grantwriter to Assistant Director for Donor Relations. For much of her tenure at NRDC, Julie spent considerable time working with donors on their political advocacy to defend and advance environmental and human health protections at the regional, national, and international levels.

Julie holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in political science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.