Executive Director, Women in Government Relations (WGR)
Emily Bardach is a non-profit strategist and executive with over 20 years of experience in association management. She has built a successful career managing and transitioning multiple professional organizations all under the association management company (AMC) umbrella.
Emily began her career in meetings and expositions and quickly became enamored with all the facets of association management, positioning herself to help open the doors of a boutique AMC in Alexandria, Virginia. Emily helped grow the start-up company, while also managing multiple associations, both trade and professional.
Emily currently serves as the Executive Director for Women in Government Relations (WGR), a professional society she has managed for over a decade. WGR has seen tremendous growth under her governance including doubling the membership and tripling the sponsorship support and participation. Emily’s project management skills and ability to build strong relationships with volunteer and community partners has made her a successful association leader.
Emily’s long-time role with WGR and robust relationships with former leaders led to co-founding the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference, a national event providing professional development and leadership training to women in business.
Emily and her husband, both native Washingtonians, have 2 boys and reside in Arlington, Virginia.