P.O.W.E.R. Partners


Julie Hill

Senior Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R.

Julie Hill is Senior Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R for SONA Bank, a $2.3 billion community bank-targeting small to medium-sized businesses and consumers headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia. She is responsible for the company’s P.O.W.E.R. program, a proprietary brand of SONA Bank, which is a niche program focusing on women in business and stands for the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized.

Under Julie’s direction, P.O.W.E.R. provides financial tools, business resources, and education and networking opportunities to currently over 1600 women business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Virginia and Maryland. Prior to joining SONA Bank, Julie served 19 years as the Vice President of Business Development for the Retail Merchants Association. In addition to her role as Director of P.O.W.E.R., Julie serves as the past Chair for the National Kidney Foundation of Central Virginia and serves on the Foundation Board for NAWBO Richmond where she serves as the Treasurer. Also, serves on the Woman’s Advisory Board for Girl Scouts. Julie and her husband Richard reside in Mechanicsville, Va