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Emily Liao Master brings nearly 20 years’ experience in executive management, marketing, communications, operations, revenue growth, and strategic and program planning for for-profit, nonprofit and governmental organizations to her role as an Associate with Aspen Leadership Group.

She is the Executive Director of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, a connector of people and projects in Israel. She regularly advises and designs programs for nonprofits and institutions of higher learning in the areas of fundraising and diversity, equity and inclusion.

For many years, her professional home was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). In addition to roles in the marketing, artistic planning, and audience development departments, Emily ran the office of Music Director, representing Riccardo Muti in North America, and in all CSO institutional planning, artistic and orchestral operations, and stakeholder and community engagements, both locally and abroad. Emily also served as Chief of Staff for the US head of one of the largest global executive search and leadership advisory firms, working on a range of strategic and operational initiatives, including the firm’s nonprofit and diversity and inclusion practices.

Following eight years of pre-professional studies in piano, viola, and organ at the Juilliard School, Emily received her AB in Music cum laude from Princeton University and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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