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Emily Vennerstrom

As Chief Impact Officer, Emily leads social impact efforts at NorthRock, partnering with employees and clients to maximize the impact of their philanthropic efforts. With nearly two decades of experience working at the nexus of community impact and shared value, Emily brings an extensive background in applying an impact lens to all areas of the business, helping NorthRock embody our values in the communities we live and work.

Under her leadership, Emily guides the Social Impact Team and Foundation X, a pioneering social impact organization that believes there is incredible opportunity to transform lives through the intersection of business, nonprofits and community members working collaboratively. In addition, Emily provides expert consultation with clients, partnering to help them achieve effective giving that advances long-term and sustainable community change.

As a consultant and social impact leader, Emily has extensive experience with many of the world’s most generous companies and innovative nonprofit organizations. Previously, Emily led global philanthropic efforts for Fortune 500 companies including Medtronic, Inc., Pentair, and United Health Group, leading the development of strategic grantmaking initiatives, managing multimillion dollar giving budgets and engaging hundreds of thousands of employees in community-based initiatives.