Chief People Officer
As executive vice president and chief people officer, Julie Wilson leads Cerner’s human resources and associate services organizations.
She is responsible for the recruitment, retention, benefits and services of more than 24,000 associates worldwide. Since becoming chief people officer in 2003, Cerner’s workforce has grown 367% percent.
Julie initially joined Cerner in 1990 working in line with sales team to create client contracts. After a brief departure to help launch a start-up company, she returned to hold a variety of roles within human resources, including direct management of recruiting, human resources consulting services, associate services and Cerner’s properties and facilities group. In 2003, she assumed the role of chief people officer, and was promoted to executive vice president in 2013.
Prior to joining Cerner, Julie was the business manager for the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) athletics department. She assisted with the movement of the athletics program from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I.
Under Julie’s leadership, Cerner has been named a Best Employer by Forbes twice, and the Healthiest Employer in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal.
As an active citizen in the KC and women’s leadership community, Julie participates on the following boards: National World War I Museum Board of Trustees, Park University Board of Trustees, UMKC HR Advisory Board, Central Exchange Board of Directors and the First Hand Advisory Board.
Julie is a graduate of UMKC and has a bachelor's degree in business administration.
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