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Emily Verselis

After graduating from Colgate University with a BA in Economics, Emily joined a premier leadership advisory firm with an initial interest in helping organizations build robust and impactful leadership teams.  Through her cross-industry work with growth-stage and Fortune 500 organizations, she gained a strong appreciation of the impact of effective brand strategy on business performance.


Emily is eager to apply her interest in distilling complex challenges and developing simple, actionable insights in the context of brand strategy.  Her professional ambitions are to help businesses create differentiated, authentic and sustainable brand experiences that stem from a more granular understanding of human values, motivations and behaviors.  To that end, Emily is thrilled to join SVA’s creative community, and to further explore the art and evolution of brand differentiation and expression.


In her free time, Emily is inspired by running, traveling and experiencing local restaurants and breweries. 

The curriculum for The Masters in Branding Program allows students to create frameworks to guide brand, design and business development, critically evaluate brand, business, marketing and design strategies and Master the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Learn more...


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Debbie Millman
Chair, Co-founder


Emily Weiland

Director of Operations, Graduate Advisor


Steven Heller
Co-founder, Faculty Advisor