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Trustee - Julie McLaughlin

Julie McLaughlin was elected to Position 1 on the Board of Trustees in May of 2022.   She was then appointed to the Board’s legislative subcommittee in September 2022. 

Ms. McLaughlin and her family joined the Lovejoy community in 2016.  Together with her husband, Malcolm, she has two children who have both attended Lovejoy since Kindergarten.  Their daughter is in 5th grade at Sloan Creek, and their son is in the 2nd grade at Hart Elementary.   

Ms. McLaughlin currently serves as Senior Vice President of Finance for Bread Financial (formerly, Alliance Data).  She has spent her career in roles spanning accounting, financial planning, mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, financial software application design and implementation, strategic procurement, facility management and internal control compliance.  Ms. McLaughlin earned her Bachelor of Business Administration, Cum Laude, and Master of Science in Accountancy degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.   

She serves as a Board Member and Finance Committee member of My Possibilities, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and employment opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.  Prior to being elected, Ms. McLaughlin volunteered as a Hart PTO Board Member, a member of the district’s inaugural Financial Sustainability committee, parent representative on the Lovejoy Elementary Campus Improvement Plan committee, and an Elementary room parent.  The McLaughlin family currently attends Creekwood UMC.  

 “Lovejoy is uniquely special – not only as a top tier school district, but also as a supportive network of engaged families. I am highly motivated to serve and give back to our community; it is truly a privilege.  I am dedicated to our collective goals of providing quality educational opportunities for students, keeping our children at the center of every decision, and ensuring the successful longevity of Lovejoy ISD.”

Kids Come First.  Best Today, Better Tomorrow.  One Heart, One Lovejoy.

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