Julie Pierson Doyle - who served as the Monogram Club's first female president from June 2005 to June 2007 - began her service on the Monogram Club board in 1993. The former Notre Dame volleyball player first served three years on the board from '93-'96 and then was the Monogram Club's secretary for five years before entering the president rotation in 2001 (with two years each as 2nd and 1st vice-president).Doyle currently serves as a member of the Monogram Club's past presidents council.
Doyle and her husband Peter, a 1984 Notre Dame graduate and currently a CPA with Davidson, Doyle & Hilton, LLP, reside in Lynchburg, Virginia and have three children: Kevin (ND '11), Sarah (ND '14) and Maggie. The family lived in the Washington, D.C. area, until 1993, when they moved to Peter's hometown of Lynchburg. Julie is co-owner and president of The Education & Research Foundation, Inc., a clinical trial company whose primary market focus is dermatological medications and products.
A 1985 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering, Doyle received her Masters in business administration from George Washington University in 1992. She spent ten years (1989-99) as an education account executive with Honeywell, Inc. and four years (1985-89) as a sales engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Doyle served on the Lynchburg City School Board, which oversees the 8,500-student public school district, from 2000 to 2009, including five years as board chair.Currently Doyle serves on the board of Centra Health, a Central Virginia health care system and is a member of the Lynchburg College board of trustees and the Bank of the James board.
Doyle played on the Notre Dame volleyball team in 1981 and 1982, the second and third seasons of the program's history. The mechanical engineering major also was involved in numerous Center for Social Concerns activities during her undergraduate days, including Urban Plunge and various tutoring programs.
The middle child of Bill (ND '50) and Jeanne Pierson's family of five girls, the former Julie Pierson was born April 20, 1963, in Los Angeles and grew up in Portland, Oregon, where she played for the powerhouse St. Mary's Academy volleyball team.Two of her sisters, Ann Marie ('81) and Patti ('94) also are Notre Dame graduates.
Julie and Peter - whose father, the late Tom Doyle, was a 1957 Notre Dame graduate and whose cousin is Dillon Hall rector and Monogram Club chaplain Paul Doyle, CSC - were married in 1986, in Portland.