Emily Dresslar

Emily H. Dresslar heads up Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships for Calkins Digital, an award-winning division of Calkins Media, which operates newspapers, digital and video operations and broadcast stations in the Eastern U.S. She serves on a digital team that provides strategy and technology on digital, mobile and Over-The-Top streaming video products and initiatives for publishers and broadcasters across the U.S.

Prior to joining Calkins, Dresslar was a newspaper reporter and editor-in-chief in Western Colorado and she has also served as a researcher and consultant for media organizations including the McCormick Foundation and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation. She is an occasional guest lecturer at various journalism schools and student programs.

Dresslar is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. She received her master’s degree with honors in Media Strategy and Leadership from the Medill School at Northwestern University and holds a professional certificate in media management from the Kellogg School of Management. She lives in Evanston, Ill.