Julia Hurst joined the National Lieutenant Governors Association in 2002. She has nearly 20 years of state government experience working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Before joining NLGA, Hurst served as a lobbyist in nearly 20 states and was director of a political action committee before moving to the public sector as chief of staff for a 75-person caucus for four legislative sessions in the Missouri House of Representatives. She has been in association management for more than 10 years, including two years as chief operating officer of The Council of State Governments.
In 2008, she traveled across China with NLGA on an economic development and humanitarian mission. She is now working with USAID and NLGA on a multi-year economic development exchange with Mexico. “Ending Cervical Cancer in our Lifetime,” a national NLGA campaign, was recognized as one of the top six association programs in the nation in 2007. “The Lieutenant Governors’ Challenge,” a cardiovascular campaign running 2008-11, won national recognition from the American College of Cardiology.
Hurst holds a master’s degree in public administration, a bachelor’s degree in broadcast news and public affairs, and is a nationally certified meeting professional.
Areas of expertise
Office of lieutenant governor
State government structure