Emily is Chief Equity and Impact Officer and SVP of Diversity and Inclusion Communications at Omnicom Group. She was previously Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at FleishmanHillard, the first in the agency’s history. In her role, she leads global diversity & inclusion strategy across FleishmanHillard’s 80+ offices in 30 countries. She is responsible for accelerating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) as a critical business priority across FleishmanHillard’s global network while continuing to provide top-tier client counsel. She is also the founder of True MOSAIC, a practice group of communicators dedicated to driving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the center of corporate strategy.
A senior communicator, D&I Champion, and trusted counselor with a specialty in corporate and financial communications, she brings nearly 15 years of experience working across global PR agencies in progressive roles guiding Fortune ranked companies including BlackRock, AT&T, General Motors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deloitte LLP on integrated and executive visibility campaigns. Previously, Emily co-led FleishmanHillard’s Americas Financial and Professional services sector where she drove practice growth, client experience, and issues counsel. In 2017, she played an integral role in launching FH Perspectives, an award-winning global D&I program which highlights the diversity of thought and lived experience that the agency’s 2000+ employees bring to their work with clients every day.
She serves as a member of FleishmanHillard’s leadership team, The Cabinet, tasked with guiding the firm’s strategy and mission. She earned her Bachelor’s from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and serves on the Global Board of Directors for Dress for Success Worldwide – a non-profit focused on helping women achieve economic independence and career advancement. Emily is also an advisory board member for Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. Recently, Emily was named a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ by Crain’s New York Business, a Top Woman in PR by PRNews, and has been profiled by Forbes, LinkedIn, Essence, and PRWeek.