Emily Bardach is a non-profit strategist and executive with over twenty years of experience in association management. She has built a successful career managing and transitioning multiple professional and trade organizations all under the 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, VA early in her career. Emily helped grow the start-up, while also managing several associations among multiple sectors.
Emily currently serves as the Executive Director for Women in Government Relations, a professional society she has managed over two decades. WGR has seen tremendous growth under her governance including doubling the membership and tripling the sponsorship support and engagement. Emily’s project management skills and ability to build strong relationships with volunteer and community leaders has made her a successful association leader and Washington staple.
Emily’s long-time role with WGR and robust relationships with former leaders led to co-founding the Professional Women In Advocacy Conference in 2012, a national event dedicated to providing women the tools, networking and information to be successful in their career. Emily earned her Certificated Association Executive (CAE) certification from ASAE in 2017.
Emily and her husband, both native Washingtonians, have 2 boys and reside in Arlington, VA.