Lookin’ at U: Julie Garfield

Julie Garfield, left, with jazz musician Brian Culbertson in 2015

Julie Garfield, left, with jazz musician Brian Culbertson in 2015

Each Thursday, we randomly feature a medical center employee.

This week, we learn more about:

  • Name: Julie Garfield
  • Hometown: Macomb, Ill.
  • Number of years at UNMC: 10 years

Tell us a bit about what you do here at UNMC.

I am the business manager for public relations. I manage all things financial and am the administrative support for our director, Bill O’Neill.

Teamwork is one of UNMC’s brand values. Tell us of a time you witnessed a person or group demonstrating teamwork at UNMC.

“Other duties as assigned” is the motto of public relations. At any event look for all the PR staff to be carrying chairs, directing traffic, escorting guests, driving someone to their hotel and a host of other small, unnoticed efforts that make events run like clockwork.

What is your favorite fall activity?

I enjoy watching the Huskers football games, and I love biking when the weather turns cooler.

List three things people may not know about you.

  • I often travel to see smooth jazz artists David Benoit, Brian Culbertson and Chris Botti in concert. This has resulted in a large collection of autographed CDs and pictures with the artists.
  • My cousin and I were held in custody by the Secret Service in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building.
  • Senior associate director of public relations (and persistent nickname bestower) Tom O’Connor calls me CW, for Cat Woman, because I have a Siamese cat and my last name is Garfield.


  1. Catherine Mello says:

    Great story Julie! I had no idea you were such a music fan!

  2. Dawn Nevarez says:

    Great picture Julie! Wondering about the Secret Service story.

  3. John Keenan says:

    Yes, I was wondering about the Secret Service story, too.

  4. Fran Higgins says:

    Yep, you need to run a followup to this and give us the whole Secret Service story… 🙂

  5. Tom O'Connor says:

    Kudos to Julie for all she does for the PR Department. Truly one of our unsung heroes!

  6. Stacie Hamel says:

    PR would come to a screeching halt without you, Julie. Thanks for all you do!

  7. Anne Lawlor says:

    OK, Julie, spill more details on the detainment at the Capitol! And thank you for all you do – it's a pleasure working with you!

  8. Kat Hamilton says:

    Julie is one in a million! Great feature on a wonderful person! Julie, you are a joy to work with!

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