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Breakthrough Conference

2018 Breakthrough Talks Speaker

Julie Copeland, Arbill
Breakthrough Talk

3 Surprising Tools to Win and Survive the Tough Battles

Hear how Julie successfully led her company through massive industry changes, economic collapses, and the gifts of family.

October 11, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Ballroom

Julie Copeland

CEO, Arbill

Since taking over as CEO of Arbill in 2005, Julie has driven incredible growth, expanded Arbill’s business to a national footprint and developed Arbill’s own highly respected safety brand, Truline.

Julie also created Arbill’s SafetyCare program. SafetyCare brings a paradigm shift to industrial safety by combining all safety components (safety products, OSHA compliance and safety training, safety programs and safety technology) into one package by one provider. 

In addition, Julie spearheaded the development of Arbill’s proprietary technology, Vantage Predictive Analytics. This software as a service uses leading indicators to identify at-risk employees.

Julie’s work beyond Arbill includes being a member of several boards, providing her expertise at the request of politicians, and having an active role in a non-profit she founded.

With respect to Julie’s board memberships, she is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) board, the largest manufacturing association in the United States, as well as Gentex Corporation. Aside from her board roles, Julie is a also a member of Young President’s Organization, C200 and Zenith WPO.    

Julie’s civic leadership includes being appointed Chair of a Roundtable on Women in Business by Pennsylvania Congressman Brendan Boyle and she is a member of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe’s subcommittee for Inclusion and Certification.

With regard to her philanthropic efforts, in 2017 Julie founded Pay It Forward Sports, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The organization’s mission is to collect and distribute footwear to children around the world who would otherwise go barefoot.

Julie has been named one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business, named as one of Enterprising Women’s Top Women Entrepreneurs and Real Leaders Magazine Top 100 Visionary Leaders. She has been honored multiple times by SmartCEO, received WBENC's STAR Award and was inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame in 2016.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Julie earned a Master's in Business Administration from Temple University and was part of the Harvard Business School Young Presidents Organization/Executive Leadership Development program.

Julie, her husband Brad, and their three children live in Rydal, Pennsylvania.