BRAC Announces New Senior Vice President of Investor Development

Emilia “Emi” Gilbert named to executive position 


BATON ROUGE, La. (December 5, 2017) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced that Emilia “Emi” Gilbert has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Investor Development.  


In the role Gilbert will oversee the organization’s fundraising efforts, cultivating relationships in support of BRAC’s five-year strategic plan, Think Bigger.  


Prior to joining BRAC, Gilbert served as the senior director of development for the LSU College of Science as an employee of the LSU Foundation. In that role she led the development activities of the College by working with alumni, friends, companies, and foundations to foster private, philanthropic support and build long-term partnerships.  


A Certified Fundraising Executive, Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the Manship School at LSU. Her career has included roles planning student activities in the LSU Student Union, providing training and IT support at the LSU Foundation, and in frontline fundraising in the College of Science.  
Gilbert is originally from Rockford, Illinois, and came to Baton Rouge to attend LSU. She is a 2016 graduate of BRAC’s Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program and has been recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a Top Forty Under 40. She is a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and just completed her third marathon. 


About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber   

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at 



Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In her role, she manages writing organizational publications and materials, oversees BRAC’s social media and blog, and coordinates timelines for all internal marketing projects.

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