Julie Brandt is the founding executive director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, a global technology foundation dedicated to providing access to online education. Over the last decade, she has led efforts to train and prepare humanitarian aid workers, teachers, volunteers, and nonprofit professionals around the world. Previous to joining Cornerstone, Julie served as the principal of Julie Brandt Consulting, advising companies and individuals on their philanthropic and community relations strategies. She has consulted national and international private sector companies and charitable organizations helping them design, develop, and launch corporate citizenship programs, volunteer initiatives, and formal foundations.
Before establishing her consulting business, Ms. Brandt served for three years as the SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs for ACC Capital Holdings, a privately-held national financial services company. In this role, she oversaw all philanthropic and communications efforts across the country, including managing a $20 million charitable giving budget, media outreach, advocacy efforts, and partnerships. Prior to the position with ACC, Ms. Brandt worked for State Assemblyman John Burton and then served in the administrations of San Francisco Mayors Gavin Newsom and Willie L. Brown as Deputy Director of Policy for the Office of Economic Development and Director of the Small Business Commission where she developed policies and programs aimed at revitalizing communities and attracting businesses to the City.
Ms. Brandt is a former commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and is a graduate of the Coro Foundation Fellowship in Public Policy.