Julie Godshall Brown ’93

Successful business owner. Effective civic leader. Excellent Clemson ambassador.

Julie Godshall Brown of Greenville is known for her positive Julie Brown receives DSA award leadership style and effective volunteer service.

The Greenville native is the second-generation president and owner of the Godshall Professional Recruiting and Staffing firm, established by her family in 1968. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Clemson in 1993 and received a master’s degree in personnel and employee relations from the University of South Carolina in 1994.

She joined Godshall Recruiting in 1995 and became its leader in 2004. The agency is certified as a Woman Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Julie’s current professional and community activities include service on the boards of directors of both the Bon Secours St. Francis Greenville Foundation and the Bank of Travelers Rest. She is a member of the Greenville Society for Human Resource Management’s Strategic Advisory Committee and of TempNet, an international network of independent staffing services. She is also a member of C12, a group of Christian chief executive officers, and mentors young professional women in the Greenville area workforce.

Previously, she served on the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and chaired the University Center of Greenville’s board of trustees. She is a former board of directors chair for both the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate. She has held volunteer leadership roles with the United Way of Greenville County, the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, the Poinsett Club and Christ Church Episcopal School.

Among Julie’s numerous awards and accolades, she was named a Woman of Influence by the GSA Business Report, a Business Person of the Year Honoree by the South Carolina Business Journal and a C12 Member of the Year. She has been included in Greenville Magazine’s Most Influential List and in SC Biz’s Top 40 Under 40. Godshall Recruiting has been recognized as a WBENC Southeast WBE Business of the Year.

For Clemson, Julie is a member and former chair of the Board of Visitors and a former member of the Clemson University Foundation board of directors. She serves on the MBA Program’s board of directors and regularly speaks to classes and organizations in the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. As a donor, she supports both academics and athletics.

Julie’s husband, Drew Brown, is also a 1993 Clemson graduate. He is vice president of Godshall Recruiting and also has served on the business program’s advisory board. They have two sons: Andrew Alexander Brown Jr. and Hayden Godshall Brown, who is a 2023 Clemson graduate.