Building a Place for History
Emily Manz is a Newark-based economic development professional seasoned in leading collaborative initiatives, program development and execution, and unlocking potential of quasi-governmental organizations. Since March 2020 she has served as the Part-Time Executive Director of Preservation New Jersey. She is also the President of EMI Strategy, an economic development and tourism consulting firm and CEO of Have You Met Newark Tours, a tour company celebrating 10 years this year and rated 5-Stars on TripAdvisor. Her clients include Project for Public Spaces, Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership, Newark Symphony Hall, Bloomfield Center Alliance, West Orange Downtown Alliance, Greenwood Gardens and more. Before founding EMI, Manz worked for an international economic development consulting firm and Newark’s quasi-governmental economic development agency. Manz serves as a volunteer Board Member of Downtown New Jersey, the Northeast Economic Development Association, and the HUBB H.E.L.P. Trauma Recovery Center.