A graduate of The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, B.A. English and Communications) and Michigan State University (M.A., Advertising), Julie started her career at Ford Motor Company in its employee communications department writing for the employee newsletter and morning news program. She left Ford to begin a decade-long tenure in healthcare marketing at the Oakwood Healthcare System and the Detroit Medical Center at its facilities: Children’s Hospital of Michigan (winning a Michigan Healthcare Communicator’s Apollo Award for children’s safety videos featuring Detroit Piston Joe Dumars); Hutzel Hospital Women’s Hospital Services product line; and eventually as corporate media relations director for the eight DMC hospitals.
In 1999, she returned to for-profit industry at The Taubman Company’s brand-new value shopping center – Great Lakes Crossing. There she was consistently one of Taubman’s top marketing directors in the country launching programs that generated mall traffic, increased business and awarded the company executives and shareholders with a return on investment. In 2003, she fully launched Nemeth Marketing as its president/owner and since has been recognized for her work via NBA's Detroit Pistons Game Changer Award, Clarkston's Businessperson of the Year, Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Rock Star Award and has been selected as a member of her high school's Alumni Hall of Honor.
She and her husband Scott Griswold met at their home congregation, St Timothy Lutheran in Otisville, MI and both of their ancestors are Lutheran immigrants who started churches in Michigan and Nebraska. They currently attend St. Trinity Lutheran in Clarkston and their children are in enrolled in the Lutheran school system. Julie is very interested in bringing together our Lutheran community through our unique business ownerships.