Leading the group of Chamber Ambassadors is the bubbly and bright Emilee from Girls, Inc
Hailing from West Terre Haute, Emilee came to the Madison area to attend Hanover College
. She majored in Psychology, was a member of the Business Scholar Program, and minored in Studio Art. At Hanover, she was awarded the Henry C. Long award as the outstanding senior female of the 2014 graduating class. Emilee is now earning her Master’s Degree in Leadership Development, with a focus on nonprofit management from St. Mary’s of the Woods College – and where she will hopefully graduate from in February 2017!
Three days before her graduation from Hanover, Emilee was offered the position as Program Director for Girls, Inc. She felt like the opportunity was the perfect fit and chose to stay in Madison. Just recently the Madison affiliate of Girls, Incorporated was awarded the 2016 Affiliate of the Year of the small-budget category.
“I consider myself very fortunate to have a career that I love going to everyday. At Girls, Inc. we are inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold – and it is incredibly rewarding to directly impact the youth of our community. I get to be there to support them in their successes, help to show them that it’s okay to make mistakes or fail, and most importantly, I get encourage them to be who they want to be – and to be proud of that.”
Emilee is involved as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters
, the Secretary for Coalition Against Substance Abuse, and New Member Advisor for Chi Omega at Hanover College. This is her second year being involved with the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, Emilee likes to spend time outdoors (hiking, canoeing), making people smile, spending time with her friends and family (and her Miniature Schnauzer, Macee, and kitten, Capri), and traveling to places she’s never been.