Julia Barnhill Letlow Wiki – Julia Barnhill Letlow Biography
Julia Barnhill Letlow is the wife of American politician and US Representative-elect Luke Letlow, who died from complications related to the coronavirus.
She thanked well-wishers for their prayers and revealed that her husband was in stable condition only two days before he took a turn for the worse and tragically died of COVID-19.
“Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and well wishes,” She wrote on Facebook.
Julie Letlow, who has a PhD, is an “Executive Assistant to the President for External Affairs and Community Outreach at University of Louisiana at Monroe.”
she serves as president of the Jeremy Barnhill Foundation for Christian teens. Jeremy, Julia’s brother, died in a traffic crash as a teenager.
The group’s Instagram page describes it by saying, “The Jeremy Barnhill Foundation exists to connect the next generation with God by sponsoring youth to attend Christian events.”
“‘Smart, confident and articulate,’ describes Dr. Julia Barnhill,” wrote a person who gave Julia a recommendation on LinkedIn.
Letlow lived in Start, Louisiana, with his wife Julia Barnhill. The couple has two young children, and both of Letlows plastered their social media accounts with pictures of their young family.
On December 18, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Luke Letlow announced he had tested positive for the virus. He was hospitalized in Monroe. After his condition deteriorated, Letlow was transferred to the intensive care unit of Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport on December 23. On December 29, Letlow died of complications of COVID-19 at the age of 41, only days before he was scheduled to be sworn into office.
Julie describes her job as providing “executive level strategy, vision, and oversight to enhance external affairs and community outreach for the university. Report directly to the President and serve on his Executive Council and Administrative Staff Council. Represent the university with members of Congress, federal, state, and local government officials, governors, parish presidents, school superintendents, and mayors; including establishing and maintaining relationships with officials at all levels of government and their staff.”
Before that, she was Executive Director of External Affairs & Strategic Communications and Director of Marketing and Communications at the same university. She was previously director of education, director of Resident Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and a clinical instructor at Tulane University in New Orleans.
She was an ombudsperson, special projects coordinator at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and was a teaching associate at the University of South Florida and the University of Louisiana Monroe.
She has a PhD in Communication from the University of South Florida, an MA in Speech Communication and a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she was in the Kappa Delta Sorority and ran track and field.