Chicago Chapter Co-Chair
Director, Boys & Girls Toys, TOMY
With over 20 years of consumer products experience, Julie Gwaltney has spent a majority of her career in the juvenile products industry working primarily in the infant, toddler and preschool toy sector. With experience on brands both big and small, she has grown brands & IP's globally from the ground-up, as well as launched and maintained evergreen licensed properties. She has also worked with major retailers on both branded and private label programs.
A mom herself, Julie has a passion for innovation, storytelling, and hands-on play/learning. She is particularly passionate about developing products and content that will help educate and build self-confidence in children, and in particular, encourage empowerment in young girls.