A resident of Hibbing, Minn., Julie’s understanding of Minnesota’s Iron Range communities and mining industry will help expand the Foundation’s understanding of community wealth building through energy transition. As the current St. Louis County Lands and Minerals Director, she manages more than 900,000 acres of public land used by mining and timber companies, recreation communities and local governments for the benefit of the people in our region, our schools and the community as a whole. Prior to that role, Marinucci held various management positions with Cleveland Cliffs and other mine-related companies where she developed future mining plans and focused on the industry’s role in the region’s green economy. She has worked to bring diverse voices into the sector, mentoring women and young professionals in the region. Marinucci serves as the governor’s appointee to the Iron Range Higher Education District and volunteers in STEM education activities and community leadership opportunities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mine engineering from Michigan Technological University and has completed training in organizational and community leadership, and production system quality improvement.