Julie Katsel

Senior Director, Local and Community Relations

At the University of Arizona, Julie is responsible for coordinating and maintaining positive working relationships with the Tucson and Greater Pima County community, local elected and appointed officials and their staffs, and community leaders from business, education, and non-profit sectors.

Prior to joining the University, Julie was the Southern Arizona Director for United States Senator Jeff Flake for five years. She worked for 17 years on Senator Jon Kyl’s Tucson staff and for Congressman Jim Kolbe in Washington, D.C.

Julie is a Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellow, an Arizona Lottery Commissioner, a Pima County Trial Court Commissioner, a DMAFB Honorary Commander, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Catalina Council Boy Scouts, the Tucson Metro Chamber, and the Downtown Tucson Partnership. She grew up in Tucson and is a proud Wildcat.  She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona in Political Science and holds a Masters in Computer Information Systems. Julie and her husband live in Catalina with their four children.