As the Senior Manager of Global Community Impact for NI, formerly National Instruments, Julie Fisher leads strategic philanthropy and community engagement initiatives. She was proud to lead a team to grant $2.5 million dollars towards Covid-19 relief and STEM programs in Central Texas and other communities where NI has global offices. Prior to joining NI, she managed Samsung’s community affairs team for seven and a half years. Through her leadership, Samsung was recognized as an “Outstanding Large Philanthropic Corporation” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As an Austin native, she’s passionate about the community that raised her and champions causes including civic engagement, environmental initiatives, and education. Julie is proud to serve on the board of Leadership Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful and Breakthrough Central Texas. She has an infectious enthusiasm for giving back to the community and leading by example. Whether it’s mentoring students, or leading cleanups at the lake, she enjoys convening groups of people to give back. Her motto is “there is nothing to small to celebrate” and truly enjoys making the most of every day.