Julie E. Lugo, Director of Executive Search at Sterling Search Inc. has 14 years of experience as a fundraising professional with non-profit organizations representing healthcare, global conservation and science education.  Her transition from frontline fundraising to non-profit recruitment enables her to continue to meet the needs of the community by using her industry knowledge to best serve our clients.

Julie was previously co-chair of the National Philanthropy Day Volunteer Committee in Orange County and has volunteered with many non-profit institutions over the last decade.  The depth and breadth of her experience has given her intimate knowledge of various types of non-profits and the skills needed for success in each unique environment. Her continuing professional development includes Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) accreditation and her Professional Certificate in Fundraising from the University of California San Diego.

Although Julie originally hails from the UK, she has lived in southern California for the last 14 years and currently resides in San Diego with her family.