About Julie Stokes

Julie Stokes is CEO of Flame Consulting, CFO of Stokes & Associates, Founder of Ellevate Louisiana and Co-Founder of the Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana.  She is a CPA, a nonpartisan policy advocate, a civic leader, speaker, and recovering state legislator. 

Over her seven years of service in the Louisiana Legislature, Julie Stokes gained a reputation as a passionate advocate for comprehensive, non-partisan fiscal policy.  Leaving public life behind in 2020, she has opened Flame Consulting to continue supporting projects that she is passionate about. 

Through Flame Consulting, Julie founded Ellevate Louisiana.  Ellevate Louisiana’s purpose is to empower women leaders throughout Louisiana by connecting and educating them on the challenges impacting our State with data-driven, non-partisan solutions to make a better future for Louisiana.  Similarly, Julie also co-founded the Cancer Advocacy Group of Louisiana to advocate for legislation promoting a high standard for patient care in the State of Louisiana.  CAG-LA was successful in crafting and advocating for legislation in 2020 and is currently planning its agenda for 2021.

Julie also serves as CFO of Stokes & Associates, where she provides the financial leadership that has grown the company from two employees in 1998 to well nearly forty employees today.  She resides in Kenner with her husband Larry and their two children, Brandon and Taylor.  


Awards include:

University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt 2017 Distinguished Alumna 

2017 Graduate of Governing Magazine's Women in Government Leadership Program

"Economic Development Ally" in 2017 by the Louisiana Industrial Development Economic Association

“Champion of Economic Development” in 2013-2016 by the Louisiana Industrial Development Economic Association

Louisiana Family Forum’s “Liberty Award” in 2014 - 2016

Louisiana Family Forum’s “Family Advocate” in 2014 - 2016

“Small Business Champion” in 2013 and 2014 by the National Federation of Independent Business

“Legislative All-Star” in 2014 by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

“Legislator of the Year” for 2014 by the Louisiana Orthopedic Association

Education Choice Champion by the Louisiana Federation for Children’s in 2013 and 2014