The Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has selected Emilie Hersh, CEO of InterKnowlogy, as the Outstanding Business Leader for 2012. The annual award, which recognizes exceptional business leaders who demonstrate outstanding community leadership, economic innovation, and philanthropic involvement, was presented at a CLIMB leadership seminar on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Emilie Hersh has led the InterKnowlogy team since 2006, bringing a solid background of consulting, sales, operational and project management expertise to the company. Having led multi-million dollar engagements for global companies, built out cross-functional teams with a focus on exceptional delivery and exceeding customer expectations, and creating successful sales teams based on her own accomplishments in business development, the addition to the InterKnowlogy team has been wildly beneficial. Responsible for all aspects of InterKnowlogy’s operations, Emilie also heads up strategic alliances, both within the partner community and the greater business environment.
Emilie has an MBA from the University of San Diego, with a dual emphasis in Project Management and Supply Chain Systems, and is currently a member of the Alumni Council, where she has successfully increased participation, professional event offerings, and the USD network. She serves on the steering committee for the Technical Affinity Group for Athena, an organization dedicated to women in technology and the life sciences, currently serving more than 500 members locally. Emilie has also served on the CSUSM College of Business Advisory Board since May, 2011.
Passionate about the leading-edge technologies and solutions that are possible based upon InterKnowlogy’s mastery of the .Net stack, the ability to work with customers to help them realize their business goals via the incorporation of highly innovative concepts is one of her favorite portions of her role at InterKnowlogy. Committed to the development of her own team, Emilie supports and mentors all of her team members to ensure that they are aware of and pursuing the professional opportunities in which they are most interested by creating innovative programs within the company, and encouraging others to do the same.
Emilie has an unyielding commitment to education, development, and community, making her a worthy recipient of this award.