|Preceded by Nancy Erickson||Name Julie Adams|
Julie E. Adams is an American public servant, and the current Secretary of the United States Senate.
Early life and education
Adams is a native of Iowa City, Iowa. She received a bachelor's degree in political science from Luther College in 1999, and a master's in education from the University of Iowa in 2002. As an undergraduate, Adams participated a Luther College semester-long internship program in Washington, D.C., during which she interned with the Children's Defense Fund.
After graduating from college, Adams took a break from working toward obtaining a teaching certificate to help run Iowa Rep. James Leach’s congressional campaign.
When Leach won re-election, Adams went to Washington, D.C., where she served for 17 months as an aide to First Lady Laura Bush, before joining the staff of then-Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell as deputy communications director in 2003.
From September 2007 to January 2009, Adams worked at the White House as a spokesperson for First Lady Laura Bush. Adams then served six years as director of administration and member relations for then-Majority Leader McConnell.
Adams began her term as the 33rd Secretary of the Senate on January 6, 2015, during the 114th Congress. She is the seventh woman to hold the position.