President & CEO, OESA
Julie is the president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. The association represents the voice of automotive suppliers and champions their business interests. Named to the role in 2013, Julie has a 37-year career in automotive, including roles for both OE manufacturers and suppliers in manufacturing, engineering, program management, sales, marketing, and communications.
She is a member of the Ford Supplier Council, the GM Supplier Council and the Nissan North America Supplier Council representing the interests of the automotive supplier community.
In 2016, Fream was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of “Michigan’s Most Influential Women.” In 2015 and 2020, she was listed as one of the “100 Leading Women in the Automotive Industry” by the Automotive News. She serves on the board of Beaumont Health as Vice Chair and Audit and Compliance Committee Chair. She is also on the board of First Robotics and the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Fream holds a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.