Julie Philp has 14 years of experience working on and with Capitol Hill in a variety of issue areas. Prior to joining American Continental Group, she served as Director of Federal Affairs at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, representing more than half a dozen Fortune 500 companies, and as a consultant at the American Capitol Group, specializing in health care policy.
During her time on Capitol Hill, she served as Legislative Director for Congressman John Campbell, where she handled tax, budget, immigration, education, and transportation. Julie was hired by Campbell to build his legislative office following his special election in December of 2005. She worked with the California Congressional offices on education, tax, and health care policy during the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act and on immigration policy during the debate of immigration reform. Julie drafted an amendment to the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act for Campbell, and successfully shepherded the language to passage just ten days after Campbell was sworn into the House of Representatives.
Before joining the California delegation, Julie focused on health care, transportation, and foreign affairs policy as the Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gil Gutknecht. Her first role on Capitol Hill was as the Foreign Affairs Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, joining the office just a month before the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
Julie graduated from the University of North Carolina at-Chapel Hill in 1997 with a degree in Communications. Prior to working on the Hill, she was an English teacher in Miami, Florida, and Annapolis, Maryland.