At present, Emily is the Executive Director of Brooke USA, the US sister organization to Brooke, the largest international organization focused on the humane treatment of working equines in some of the poorest countries across the globe. In two years, Emily has tripled the organization’s revenue.
She has also served as consultant for Miami-based non-profits seeking to create a local presence and/or building a development function. These include The Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative, Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Fuente Latina and PAWS4YOU Rescue. She’s a coveted speaker on major gift fund raising, the role of the board of directors and special event planning.
Prior to joining Brooke USA, Emily worked at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as Executive Director for Southern Florida and Puerto Rico. There she managed the organization’s fundraising efforts, including the highly recognized programs Team In Training, Light The Night and Man & Woman of the Year. At LLS, Emily served as the Major Gift Officer for the area and was the lead in securing a $4 million leadership gift. Emily briefly served as Area Executive Director of the American Cancer Society’s Miami-Dade and Monroe Chapter where she attained the Chapter’s income goal for the first time in five years.
Emily also served as the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami and has been credited with the financial stability of the organization, ensuring the establishment of reserve funds and the merger with other animal welfare organizations to grow the organization. Formerly, she worked for the Alpha-1 Foundation where she was responsible for overseeing the national communications and development programs.
Emily worked at the then newly developed Jungle Island. She had primary responsibility for the areas of advertising, public relations, business development, travel and tourism and education as well as corporate and convention event sales. While at Jungle Island, she led the park’s re-branding efforts including naming initiatives and logo development.
Emily spent six years as Senior Vice President for The IAC Group where she was responsible for strategic planning, corporate communications, media relations, special events, sales promotions, community relations and new product launches. Emily designed and implemented national marketing communications programs for such clients as Procter & Gamble, Cingular Wireless, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Hyundai Motor America, and BellSouth (now AT&T). Her unique marketing communications programs earned her prestigious industry awards for BellSouth Advertising & Publishing Company and Cingular Wireless.
Emily earned a Master of Arts in public relations administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign languages from the University of Miami. Procter & Gamble de Venezuela trained her in brand management, and she’s certified in “The Art of Asking” by the Institute of Charitable Giving.
Emily is the recipient of the prestigious Price Waterhouse Up & Comers Award, the United Way’s Dorothy Shula Award, and she is listed in Who’s Who of Female Executives and Who’s Who in America. Most recently, she received the Miami Women Who Rock Award for her work in the not-for-profit sector.
She lives in Doral, Florida with her husband Doug and dog Bode. Her son Matthew recently graduated from Florida Gulf University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. He was just accepted to Florida International University to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration.