Emily Irish (she/her)

Emily Irish (she/her), Partner since 2018 | Strategic Communications

“Building effective communications into our work builds trust – it shows our intentions and values, creates credible reliability, and clarifies intended outcomes.”

In her role of Strategic Communications, Emily creates visual design and written communications to make Willamette Partnership’s work, and that of partners, accessible, relatable, and approachable. She leverages visual design skills to help define what is important and meaningful to partners and our audiences “My goal is to encourage someone to want to learn more and to dig deeper into our work.”

Emily works collaboratively to identify desired outcomes and translate them into project roadmaps, visual tools, and communications plans. She emphasizes collaborative communications as a constructive and clarifying benefit in project development, strategic thinking, process design, and messaging. “We’ve moved away from traditional communication thinking to a more holistic approach that incorporates communications from the beginning of a project.”

During her time with the Partnership, Emily has built their Communications Strategy and redesigned the website. In addition to overseeing the Partnership’s day-to-day communications such as our social media and newsletter, Emily provides support and expertise to help external partners reach their communications goals.