Director of Private Sector Initiatives
Emily is responsible for providing business and foundation leaders with the information, resources and strategies they need to better partner with and support the arts. She oversees a variety of programs including the BCA 10 which recognizes businesses for their support of the arts and the BCA Executive Board which is comprised of CEOs who provide leadership and advice. She also organizes professional development programs which encourage and enhance partnerships with businesses and foundations and works with strategic partners in the business and foundation communities to advance our advocacy efforts.
She joined the staff of Americans for the Arts in 2008 as part of the merger with the Business Committee for the Arts. Prior to joining the Business Committee for the Arts in 2006, she was at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Education Department where she worked on the museum’s internship program and programs for people with disabilities and in the Jewelry Reproduction Department. Emily graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in art history and has a master’s degree in visual arts administration from New York University.