Emily Reusswig is the Vice President of Conservation and Policy at Openlands, and works with leadership, staff, and board to implement strategies, policies, and projects that conserve land and water across northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region. She served as Director of Communications at Openlands from 2019-2022, driving the messages and communications strategies that increased audiences and drove engagement for the organization. Prior to joining Openlands, Emily served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, where she led the creation of many successful programs, campaigns, and initiatives that increased awareness of and engagement in regional first-voice cultural heritage centers. Emily is proud to be TreeKeeper #1526, was the 2019 recipient of the Promising Young Leadership Award from the Association of Midwest Museums, and 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Fellow. She is a graduate of DePaul University.
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