Julianne Dods

Julianne received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1986 and worked for several years with General Dynamics in Fort Worth, TX. There she was responsible for advanced research for composite materials application to wing skin design for highly maneuverable, low visibility aircraft.

Nineteen years ago, Julianne set off on a new path, coupling her analytical mindset and leadership skills with her love of fitness. As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tilton Fitness & Wellness, Julianne directly managed the design and development of five medically based fitness and wellness clubs, growing the network to eight facilities and serving over 26,000 members.

Her most recent initiative has been with a virtual fitness start-up, FlexIt, where, as the Vice President of Operations, she has implemented relevant systems, operations, and procedures to drive sales, optimize marketing, and improve client retention.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Julie has been extremely active in her hometown, serving on the Executive Board of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and overseeing events such as the Atlantic City Air Show, Miss America Clambake, and the Annual Golf Classic in conjunction with the Shoprite LPGA. She has served on the Professional Studies Advisory Board of Directors for the Atlantic Cape Community College to provide a professional viewpoint for college administrators as they consider modifications and additions to curriculum and course studies for the Business Administration programs. Julianne was also involved with the Rutgers CX Advisory Board of Directors to help develop and integrate methodology to teach students how to manage the customer experience with their Customer Experience Certificate Program. She has been active with her church, serving as a catechist, eucharistic minister, and lector for over twenty years.

Julianne and her husband, Reynolds, have five adult children, three of whom graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Patrick, USNA ’15, is currently an aide to a two-star admiral at NATO Transition Command. Maggie, USNA ’19, is a signals intelligence officer stationed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Matthew, also USNA ’19 is currently an officer aboard the USS New Jersey.

Julianne and Reynolds recently moved from their NJ home of thirty years to PA to be closer to Julianne’s aging father. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, golf, fitness, cooking, and being active outdoors.