Integrity is doing the right thing even when no-one is watching. Those are the words Julie Coursey tries to live by daily, and if you’ve ever worked with her, you know she is the very definition of those words.
Beginning her journey with Airways Freight in August of 2005, Julie had previously worked a short time at JB Hunt before hearing about Airways and how it would be a perfect fit for her. Like most of her co-workers, what she likes best about working at Airways is the family atmosphere and casual close-knit environment that she is embraced by every day.
After working in Domestic Operations for over ten years, Julie decided she wanted to transfer to the International Trade Show department in 2016. She really enjoys working with her colleagues and loves the camaraderie they share. With a lot more paperwork involved and having at times a language barrier, communicating with agents and customers is quite different than when she worked in Domestic. Although there are certain difficulties involved, it is very challenging and gratifying at the same time.
Born and raised in Harrison, Arkansas, Julie is the middle of three close in age sisters. When they were very young they would travel the United States with their father, an entertainer and musician. He was a “One Man Band” and referred to himself as Jeff Coursey “Almost Famous”.
Julie attended high school in Valley Springs, Arkansas and was 3rd in her class, she was a cheerleader throughout and she also played volleyball. After high school, she attended Drury College in Springfield, Missouri on an ACT scholarship, and then briefly attended Northwest Arkansas Community College.
When Julie has free time, she loves spending it with her daughter Abby who is 19, her boyfriend Brad, and her sister and best friend Ann. She enjoys anything that involves being outdoors, and loves sports, especially the Arkansas Razorbacks (Go Hogs!). Julie loves traveling and back in January of 2017, she took her daughter to the Phuket Province in Thailand. She and her daughter had the adventure of a lifetime, whitewater rafting, zip-lining and four-wheeling through the jungle as well as having an unforgettable experience of riding an elephant.
Julie has been described by her friends and co-workers as friendly, loyal, outgoing and hardworking. She has an infectious laugh and never misses a beat. She also has a hidden talent of doing the wave with her eyebrows! She’s without a doubt a great asset to the International Trade Show department, and has made Airways Freight very proud.