Julie Kinch (B’82)

Heineken USA

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Julie Kinch was hired by Heineken USA Inc. as its Vice President, General Counsel in 1998. In 2006, she was promoted to Senior Vice President. Julie was Heineken USA’s first female Vice President and first female Management Team member. She created the in-house legal function for the company in 1998 and in addition to her responsibilities on the Management Team, she oversees the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for the company as well as its affiliate Lagunitas Brewing Company. Julie also represents the company in industry trade organizations such as The Beer Institute and she has spoken at legal and alcohol beverage industry conferences. She is the founder of theHeineken USA Women’s Leadership Forum.

Prior to joining Heineken USA, Julie was Vice President, General Counsel for Remy Amerique, Inc. and before that was a lawyer in the New York office of White & Case. Julie is a former member of the Board of Directors for LIFT, a non-profit organization and she was one of the first members of the Advisory Council for the Women’s Leadership Institute at Manhattanville College.

In 2014, Julie was recognized as one of Westchester County’s “Women in
Business” by 914 Inc. /Westchester Magazine.

Julie graduated with a BA in Finance from Georgetown University and a JD from Boston College Law School. She currently lives in Westchester County with her husband and has a wonderfully blended family of five children and three grandchildren.