Emily Liao Master


Emily Liao Master brings to the Conlon Public Strategies team over 20 years of experience in executive management, marketing, communications, operations, revenue growth, and strategic and program planning. 

For many years, Emily’s professional home was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association where, in addition to roles in the marketing, artistic planning, and audience development departments, Emily ran the office of Music Director Riccardo Muti. More recently, Emily served as the executive director of the Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority, a connector of people and projects in Israel.

Following pre-professional studies at the Juilliard School, Emily earned her AB cum laude from Princeton University and her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She also completed executive education at the Guanghua School of Management (China), IPADE (Mexico), Kellogg School of Management specifically in nonprofit management, and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in arts and culture strategy.