Bachelor of Arts Double Major Interpersonal and Public Communications/Soviet Studies, Bowling Green State University: 1993

Travel Grant/Study Abroad Scholarship

– Kiev, Ukraine Summer 1992

Real Estate License Southern Ohio College 1995


National Association of Home Builders

New Home Sales Professional 2002

Certified Aging in Place Specialist 2012

Green Building Professional 2020

Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Program

Graduate 2014

Leadership Portage County

Graduate 2014

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Women of Distinction 2015

NOACC Streetsboro Chamber of Commerce

Bright Star 2015

Scalerator NEO

Graduate 2019

Master CSP 2020

Volunteer Affiliations

Rebuilding Together, Portage County Advisory Council

Active member since 2007

Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Member since 2015

CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women, Board of Directors

Akron Chapter member since 2014

The Rotary Club of Akron, Board of Directors

Member since 2014

Akron Urban League Board

Member since 2019

Akron Civic Board

Member since 2019

Portage Development Board 

Julieann M. Brandle



After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Julie dedicated the first half of her career to charitable, not-for-profit organizations working in marketing and development for The Salvation Army and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Though moving on career-wise to real estate, now licensed with Stouffer Realty, Julie never strayed far from the nonprofit realm, serving in numerous volunteer capacities, including not-for profit and industry specific board positions. With over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and public/community relations, Julie oversees these areas of expertise for Metis. Furthermore, Julie later went on to represent a local home builder; earned her New Construction Sales Professional and Aging in Place Specialist certifications; gaining construction knowledge and experience. She understands as well as anybody the industry’s nuances.

Professional Experience

Metis Construction Services – Kent, Ohio
President & Founder: 2009-Present

Stouffer Realty – Brimfield, Ohio
Realtor: 2002-Present (Licensed since 1995)

Efficient Homes
New Homes Salesperson: 2002-2007

The Salvation Army
NEOSA Division Consultant 1999-2002

The Salvation Army, Summit County Services
Development/Direct Marketing Manager: 1995-1998

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens – Akron, Ohio
Development Assistant: 1993-1995