Julia Kadison always thought she loved horses, but never really got a chance to test that assumption until recently. For many years, her to-do list was topped with ‘take horseback riding lessons,’ and she finally got the opportunity to do just that in 2021. Wanting to learn more about horses and having some free time on her hands, she signed up to volunteer at Blue Rider Stables. Julia loves being around and taking care of the horses and she truly believes in the stables’ mission and the amazing work done there. With the desire to help out even more to ensure the long-term prosperity of the stables, she joined the Board in the Spring of 2022.
In 2019, Julia left the ‘corporate world’ after 36 years in business, communications and marketing. Her career included roles in market analysis, leading a consulting practice, running advertising and promotions for the national Got Milk? program, and serving as CEO of the National Milk Promotion Board for 5 years.
Julia has Board experience from both the inside and outside, having sat on 2 corporate and an NFP Board, as well as running the Board of the National Milk Promotion Program, with oversight of a $100MM+ national program. She also sat on the Board of Directors of the Innovation Center for Dairy, a 25-member Board comprising CEOs that represented more than 80% of the combined dairy industry. Julia earned a BS in Psychology from Emory University and an MBA in Marketing from the NYU Stern School of Business.
After 20 years of being a “weekender” in Canaan, NY, Julia now lives there full time, with her husband Steve and their 3 labs.