Julia Violich

Julia Violich

“Our doubts are traitors that oft make us lose the good we may win by fearing to attempt”

Team Role/Title: Co-Founder, Director of Finance
Place of Birth: Connecticut
Currently Reside: Marin County, California

Julia Violich has obtained two masters degrees from UC Berkeley in Business Administration and Public Health, with an emphasis on Healthcare Finance. While at Haas Business School, she was elected to the student executive committee and was a member of the Dean Search Committee that installed Laura Tyson as Dean. Prior to that she attended UC Berkeley and earned a Bachelor of Science in Physiology.

In 1988, Julia worked for Al Gore when he made his first run to become president. She was a member of his Public Relations and Press/Media Team. When she returned to California, she served on the Board of Directors for two prominent AIDS organizations and helped set health care policy in San Francisco as it related to AIDS and HIV.

Professionally, Julia has worked for both The Prudential and IBM in Director positions, however after graduate school, she got involved with agribusiness. Julia currently runs Violich Farms, Inc. one of the largest almond and walnut farming operations in the country, is the CFO of Capay Farms and oversees Violich Properties, a local commercial and residential real estate company.

Julia is the co-founder and Finance Director for the TWENTY20 professional women’s cycling team (previously known as TWENTY12 and TWENTY16) that has help develop a majority of the riders that competed in both the London (2012) and Rio Olympics (2016). Total medal count between the two Olympics including the Paralympics is currently 11. She is also the co-founder and program director for the Bear Development Team, one of the top elite junior and U23 development teams in the United States.

Julia has been coaching the Redwood High School Team for the past 15 years, and coached the Branson High School Team for 4 years. She has been actively involved in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League both as an advisor and a major donor, and was a Trail Blazer for NICA in it’s formative years.

Julia is the treasurer of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors for the past 10 years, serves on the USA Cycling Foundation Board, the governing body of cycling in the US, and also is a co-founder and past treasurer of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, the home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

She is an avid cyclist herself and has five National Titles and earned a Silver medal at the World Championships in 2008.

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