Emily Walsh

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Emily Walsh is the Publisher of the Longboat, East County, Sarasota and Siesta Key Observers; Season, LWR Life and Home magazines and YourObserver.com with the Observer Media Group, a family-owned multimedia company that publishes 13 newspapers, four magazines, eight web sites and multiple social and video channels in Florida. Previously, Emily ran the Observer’s digital operations for seven years and as Social Editor for eight years.

Emily also was a professional ballerina with the Sarasota Ballet from 1995 to 2000.

Emily serves as the Chair of the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Board of Trustees; Immediate Past Chair of the Local Media Association Foundation Board of Directors; serves as a member of the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors; serves on the Ringling College Library Association Board of Directors as 2018 Town Hall Chair; and serves as a regional director of the Calusa chapter of Leadership Florida.

She is on the Board of Directors of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Kiwanis Club of Sarasota Foundation board. Emily’s awards and achievements include winning Girls Inc.’s “She Knows Where She’s Going” award in 2006, being named one of Sarasota Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful People” in Sarasota in 2007, Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35: The Next Generation of Publishing Leaders” in 2012, First Step of Sarasota’s “Caring Heart of the Year” in 2012 and the American Jewish Committee’s Civic Achievement Award in 2016. Emily’s most proud achievement is her seven-year old son, Rhys Parry.