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New Member Introduction: Emily Morris from Chautauqua Institution

Dec 20, 2021

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- Emily Morris is the Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Chautauqua Institution—a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state best known for its Summer Assembly: nine weeks of programs that come to life through a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities.

"As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding and encourage positive action," says Emily. "Outside of the summer, we are a destination for shopping, dining, golf, fitness, and retreat. Our online streaming channel, CHQ Assembly, convenes a global population of lifelong learners."

As Senior Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Emily works with a team of marketing, communications, sales, video production, design, and enterprise professionals to offer a world-class experience on the grounds of Chautauqua and online, to generate earned revenue through hotel, food and beverage, shopping, and ticketing services, and to inspire philanthropic giving to support Chautauqua's nonprofit mission.

In addition to volunteering to support businesses and organizations whose missions are compelling to her, Emily serves on and supports regional organizations, committees, and groups that center on the economic and social vitality of Chautauqua County as well as those that are concerned with environmental stewardship. She also serves on an advisory group for her alma mater, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

When Emily isn't working or volunteering, she and her husband, Edwin, enjoy their quiet life in rural Chautauqua County, engaging in the outdoor beauty of their "farmette" and entertaining friends and family. Edwin is the president of a nonprofit organization that works to build capacity for nonprofit organizations.

"I only became aware of NYSTIA recently through a social media post, and I was delighted to learn there is an organization that brings professionals and professional organizations in the tourism realm together to network and think broadly about tourism in New York. Thank you for welcoming me to this group."

The pleasure is ours. Welcome to NYSTIA, Emily!

Contact Emily with needs or questions:

Emily Morris

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