With a maiden name of “Dalmasso,” Julie Reeder is no stranger to this event.  However, this year, she becomes associated with this event in a new way — as an Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

A native of Canton, Ill., Reeder graduated from Canton High School in 1995 and, like many other members of her family, immediately enrolled at SRC.  She earned her Associate of Science degree in May 1997 and went on to attend Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, from which she graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Reeder immediately put that degree to use in Peoria, working for Affina for two years as a Junior Accountant before her promotion to Account Manager. At Affina (now HGS), Reeder helped to build and maintain relationships with Affina clients with data and ideas to improve their businesses, including providing profitability analysis and identifying new opportunities for services.

In 2005, Reeder brought her professional talents back to Canton, joining Graham Health System as a Senior Accountant.  She worked her way up Graham’s ladder, serving as Decision Support Analyst from 2006- 2015 and Director of Accounting from 2015-2017, before her promotion to Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Graham, her role since 2017.

In her current role at Graham, Reeder, one of six on the GHS administrative team, is responsible for ensuring the overall financial health of GHS, an organization with net assets totaling over $250 million and which is the largest employer located in Fulton County. Outside of work, she’s also been involved with many local organizations, including the Health and Wellness Connection of Fulton County, the Little Giant Booster Club, the YWCA of Canton, and Traveling Baseball, Traveling Softball, and JFL Boards.

Reeder and her husband Troy have two children, Maddie, a junior at the University of Illinois, and Drew, a senior at CHS. Reeder also holds a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University, which she completed in 2009.