Emily Whitney - LIFT Foundation LIFT Foundation

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Member, Board of Directors

Emily is a consultant at Russel Reynolds Associates where she advises clients in the Technology Officers Practice within the firm’s Technology Sector. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Emily spent 15 years with CEB (Corporate Executive Board) where she served as a Senior Director in the Information Technology Practice.  Emily was responsible for partnering directly with CIOs, CTOs and their IT Executive Leadership teams across the full spectrum of strategic and transformational initiatives. She led client service, retention and business development for some of their largest clients. Emily began her career as an IT Consultant and Systems Engineer.

 As a long time supporter of LIFT USA, Emily is delighted to leverage her experience working with with large global organizations to fully realize their strategic vision and overcome challenges that inhibit growth.  Her insight into strategic program management, client engagement and revenue goal achievement are among the competencies she brings to the LIFT USA Board of Directors.

Emily, along with her dad, visited LIFT in 2015, spending a truly transformational week with the children of LIFT, LIFT Graduates, and Father Jamels James.  Her passion for the mission, and the commitment to the success of the extraordinary and dynamic children of LIFT are what drives her to be deeply committed to her role on the Board.

Emily is an active parishioner at Old. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, as well as an avid world traveler, scuba diver, and outdoor enthusiast.  She is a long time “big sister” to a high-school girl in Chicago.  She resides in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL with her beloved black-lab-mix dog, Bogart.


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