Emily Neill

Virtual Executive Assistant

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Emily joined TIES in March 2022, and supports the TIES team with administrative and scheduling requirements. Prior to joining TIES, Emily owned a Floral Design & Event business in Columbus, OH. Emily has an aptitude for organization, previously holding positions as a sales analyst for a manufacturer’s rep, and a billing administrator for a Mayflower agent. In 2021 Emily and her husband relocated from Ohio to central Arkansas, where they bought a 24 acre farm. It’s a work in progress, but they are working to add chickens and goats this year, along with expanding their garden plot to include lots of vegetables and cut flowers.

More About Me

I Bet You Didn’t Know

  • I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family.  I love exploring and trying new things, including visiting restaurants to try new food, visiting museums and taking long walks/hikes in new areas.

What I Love About My Job

  • We are making real, deep, transformational change in communities across the globe.  TIES meets communities where they are and works with them to achieve the goals relevant to their stakeholders.  TIES is flexible, listens well and leverages an entire organization’s diverse expertise in STEM, education, engineering, community organizing, etc. to empower leaders and create positive change.

A Transforming Moment

  • I have witnessed true “a-ha” moments for communities, including one community that was convinced that they were not able to engage with the business community in any meaningful way beyond a funder/grantee relationship.  The community would actively engage in dialogue that described all of the reasons why they were not able to engage funders in a discussion about STEM education and a talent pipeline.  In a meeting, with attendees present from many different sectors present, a business leader discussed their challenges in hiring talent and their need for an active talent pipeline with youth.  Such discussion, facilitated by TIES, created a whole new dialogue for a community with larger employers in their region!