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About Julia Erdkamp, MPA

Meet Julia Erdkamp, a dynamic and accomplished executive with a passion for driving strategic growth and transformation. With an impressive 20-year track record in both the public and private sectors, Julia has become a trusted advisor to nonprofits, small businesses, and local agencies seeking to expand their government contracting and funding opportunities.


As the visionary CEO of Coxswain Consulting, Julia leverages her extensive experience to help organizations strategically navigate the complex world of government contracts and grants. Her expertise in securing SBA 8(a) certification and advising government agencies on compliance has made her a sought-after leader in the field. But Julia's journey doesn't stop there. Before founding Coxswain Consulting, Julia made waves as the Director of Public Policy for a prominent firm, where she played a pivotal role in helping businesses achieve their goals. Her work with CalTrans, ensuring contracts were awarded to small and disadvantaged businesses, showcased her commitment to creating opportunities for underrepresented entrepreneurs.


Julia's passion for making a difference led her to the nonprofit sector, where she successfully set up systems and reporting for a major healthcare organization, enabling them to secure vital grant funding.


Julia's impact extends beyond the private sector. Her exceptional work with the City of Sacramento earned her multiple awards for spearheading transformative realignment and development initiatives. Her strategic advisement roles within the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the County of Orange further solidified her reputation as a catalyst for positive change. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Julia was honored with four federal Service Coins throughout her career.


A captivating speaker and trainer, Julia has shared her insights with prestigious organizations such as the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC). Her expertise has also been featured in renowned publications like Black Enterprise, California Business Journal, Western Magazine, and USC's Dornsife.


Julia Erdkamp is not just an executive; she is a force to be reckoned with. Her unwavering dedication to driving growth, empowering businesses, and making a lasting impact sets her apart. Get ready to be inspired by Julia's remarkable journey and let her guide you towards success."

Julia earned both her Bachelor’s of Arts, Political Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Southern California, graduating Magna Cum Laude from both programs.


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