With a passion for accomplishment and a drive for improvement, Emily is the very definition of an excellent Account Director. She comes to Hey Now! Media after four and a half years with the Anti-Defamation League as the Education Director responsible for all regional educational programming. Prior to this position, she worked with AmeriCorps, lived in a geodesic dome in Israel, spent time with both the Mayor’s Office and Project Interfaith in Omaha (where she’s from), working to improve diversity based outcomes for the city, and is a proud graduate of the University of Kansas.
When she’s not methodically checking tasks off her to-do list, Emily can be found trying new recipes, traveling to foreign lands, and playing a mean game of tennis. Fun Fact: She’s Anne’s sister! Can anyone say FAMILY BUSINESS?!
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Emily
1) What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Don’t be busy. Be productive.”
2) What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
3) If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I love to read, workout, travel, cook and spend time with family and friends! I would do much more of all of these things if I didn’t have to sleep.
4) What is one thing most people don’t know about you
I have played the violin for over twenty years.
5) Best thing about living/working in Cleveland?
The best thing about living in Cleveland is that I get to spend a lot of time with my incredible niece Edie and the cost of living of course! The best thing about working in Cleveland are the many opportunities that have been afforded me, despite my age and job experience. I feel that Cleveland is a city that highly values hard work, efficiency, and productivity and I have been able to utilize these skills to further my career in many unexpected and amazing ways.
6) What is one thing you can’t live without?
7) If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be and why?
If I were a type of food, I would be a clementine because they are sweet, a little tart, and it takes some time and effort to peel back to layer of skin.
8) Do you have a nickname?
Em, Emmy, Moosie, that’s probably sufficient.
9) What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
I cannot think of one specific thing for this question as I feel I have been tested in different ways consistently throughout my life, and maybe the hardest thing I’ve done is to consistently improve the ways in which I handle issues that arise in my life.
10) If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Natalie Portman because she is smart, funny, an advocate for marginalized communities, and exceedingly elegant and eloquent.