I love my work...
I began writing professionally in 1986 as art critic and assistant editor for a weekly Philadelphia newspaper, the South Street Star. Since then I've worked in radio, theater and nonprofit arts organizations, as well as multinational corporations in manufacturing, retail and technology sectors.
An independent consultant since 1998, I've been privileged to work with Ancestry.com, Cspace.com, Forbes ASAP, NBCOlympics.com, Compaq Computer Corporation and Quokka Sports online. I also edit book manuscripts, both fiction and nonfiction, for authors. To discuss your manuscript or strategic communications project, send me a note.
2008-present: NONPROFIT ARTS MANAGEMENT
Protecting and promoting literary and visual arts legacies. Forming and managing nonprofit arts organizations, researching and locating “lost” artworks and engaging with collectors. Handling confidential projects and writing grant and award applications.
1998-present: COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
Strategic campaigns defining corporate identity and improving connections with employees, customers and constituents—shareholders, board members, suppliers, theater and program audiences, art collectors and patrons. Design and delivery of print publications, websites, training programs, speeches and visual support, academic research, writing, editing and proofreading.
1997-1998: Compaq Computer Corporation - Manager, Communications, Corporate Quality and Customer Satisfaction. Houston, Texas.
1996-1997: Federated Department Stores - Manager, Employee Communications, Macy’s West Division. San Francisco, Calif.
1990-1996: Armstrong World Industries - Manager, Employee Publications. Lancaster, Pa.
1989-1990: Fulton Opera House Foundation - Public Relations Director. Lancaster, Pa.
1987-1989: The Philadelphia Art Alliance - Public Relations/Program Director. Philadelphia, Pa.
For my art portfolio, click here.
I've been exhibiting my work since 1990 in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and in juried/curated shows online. I've also guest-lectured at Moore College of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
The Authors Guild, Inc.
Catalogue Raisonne Scholars Association
Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC)
A few words of praise
"That was a great speech!"
--President Bill Clinton, 1986
"Grace under pressure--and she cracked the nut at
The New York Times!"
--Marilyn Goodman, Director, The Philadelphia Art Alliance
"A diamond in the mine."
--Andy Goldblatt, Sales Manager, WMMR-FM
"Emily has done the seemingly impossible by elevating her performance even beyond the rarefied level she achieved. I cannot apply enough glowing superlatives.... Suffice it to say she has been superb."
--Joseph DiSanto, Employee Communications Manager, Armstrong World Industries
"Outstanding communication and organizational skills...."
--William W. Adams, President & CEO, Armstrong World Industries