Julie K. Griffith joined the Ball State University Board of Trustees in 2022.
Griffith is the current executive vice president for Strategy, Partnerships, and Outreach for the Indiana Innovation Institute. Within this role, she is able to highlight her strategic vision, rich background in government affairs, and business development and marketing experience. Before joining the Indiana Innovation Institute, Griffith served as the vice president of Public Affairs for Purdue University and worked with Duke Energy in a variety of roles, including vice president for Government Affairs and Foundation Relations. Before that she worked for the Texas-based energy company Spectra Energy and its predecessor companies. Griffith has an extensive background in marketing, business development, and government and regulatory affairs.
She graduated from Ball State in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in Political Science, and now serves on the Foundation board and the Dean's Advisory Council for the University's College of Sciences and Humanities. She has previously represented Ball State as a State House intern, London Center participant, Above & Beyond Campaign Development Committee member, Bold Campaign Regional Subcommittee member, Indianapolis Alumni Club board member, and a National Philanthropy Council member.
In addition to her work with the University, Griffith currently serves her community through boards of the International Center (chair), Conexus, Indiana Society of Washington, D.C., and Indiana Society of Chicago (president). In 2016, she was selected as an Indianapolis Business Journal Woman of Influence.