Julie Brandle '93

julie brandleJulie Brandle is the president and a founder of Metis Construction Services, a female-owned commercial general contractor located in Kent. Metis completes ground-up, renovation and facilities maintenance projects throughout Ohio, and across the country. With over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and public relations, Brandle oversees these areas of expertise for Metis along with being an integral part of the management team that designs and manages the overall business strategy.

Brandle is a committed community advocate and currently serves on the boards of Kent State University's construction management program, the Portage Development Board (economic development), Akron Civic Theatre, Akron Urban League, Greater Akron Chamber, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Northeast Ohio, Rotary Club of Akron, Coleman Foundation and the Hattie Larlham Foundation. She volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. Brandle is a Lifetime Gold Award Girl Scout and holds the adult honors of Women of Distinction and the Thanks Badge.

Brandle is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, where she earned a double major in interpersonal and public communication and Soviet studies, as well as a travel grant scholarship to study in Kiev, Ukraine. She is a graduate of Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses, ScaleratorNEO, Leadership Portage County and Leadership Akron's Class 37 where she serves her class as President.

Updated: 01/30/2023 05:02PM