Julie Hile

As Founder and President of Hile Group, Julie uses her 30 years in safety and performance consulting to help organizations achieve systemic, lasting change. Her expertise in stakeholder engagement and transfer of learning strategies makes her a strong partner who can effectively identify performance gaps and help to build upon existing resources to drive an organization’s culture change.

Julie’s model for participative safety rule book revision has been credited with driving down incident and injury rates on railroads throughout North America. Her Multiple Cause Incident Analysis process has been prominently incorporated into the Federal Railroad Administration’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). Additional innovations include strategies for developing executive and mid-management leadership skills, re-engineering new hire orientation processes, and stewarding Human Resource functions toward performance.

A frequent speaker and author in the areas of safety culture change, transformative safety, stakeholder engagement, and transfer of learning, Julie sits on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Bloomington-Normal and serves as the Chair of the Center for Emerging Entrepreneurs. She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, the American Waterways Operators, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Businesses for Social Responsibility.

In 2015, Julie was nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award, presented by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, for her work in the community and opening doors for women in leadership roles. 

For additional information and a list of publications, see Julie’s resume.