The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Speaker | Julie Mikkelson

Julie Mikkelson
Director of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Bread for the World

Julie Mikkelson is the Director of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Midwest Region.  In this role, Julie oversees the administration of SNAP for the States of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Until March 2019, Julie served as the Special Nutrition Program director overseeing 13 nutrition and food distribution programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC), National School Lunch Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the Summer Food Service Program.  Julie has 33 years of experience in administering FNS programs.  Prior to joining SNP in January 2008, Julie directed the MWRO WIC program for four years, she supervised retailer investigations in the Food Stamp Program for two years and she coordinated regional operations for the Child and Adult Care Food Program for over 10 years.   

Julie has a degree in Dietetics from Iowa State University and she is a graduate of the FNS Leadership Institute and completed the Federal Executive Institute Program:  Leadership for a Democratic Society.  

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