Julie McIlhany

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
– Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

As Controller, Julie’s job lies at the heart of our values – trust, accountability, integrity.

Managing all financial aspects of Leapley Construction, her role includes accounting, risk management, human resources, and administration. Her deep expertise comes from 33 years in the construction industry, building knowledge of accounting software, technology, and construction accounting. Julie joined Leapley in 2011.

Julie graduated from Kennesaw State University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. She is a member of the Construction Financial Managers Association.

Originally from Wisconsin, Julie lives in Acworth with her husband Taliaferro and daughter Lindsay. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and participating in events with Southeastern Greyhound Adoption, to help raise awareness about the breed.

A few things most people don’t know about Julie:

If I had to choose a soundtrack for my career, it would be…
“Overcomer” by Mandisa

The book that has helped me the most in business is…
Personality Plus by Florence Littauer

Hidden talent?
Jack of all trades and master of none! Home improvement, cooking, gardening, crocheting, and knitting.

The first thing I do every day is…
Feed and play with my greyhounds, Lady and Sugar.

The most unusual item in my desk drawer is…
A replica of a crucifixion nail.

Guilty pleasure?
Cinnamon ice cream.