Emily Barany has an insatiable need to solve problems, create efficient systems and empower people. In 2011, she launched VISIONALITY with a mission to help organizations dream big and a commitment to transform their dreams into reality. What’s Emily’s dream? She wants to be part of something BIG too – projects that are bigger than the people involved and causes that will change the world – leading Emily to co-found ThomasFireHelp.org, which connects help with need on a grassroots level for the recovery of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide.
Emily has been named one of the top 40 under 40 Business Leaders by the Pacific Coast Business Times; received Mayor Garcetti’s 2016 Small Business Recognition Award; is the 2018 Alumni of the Year for the Ventura County Leadership Academy; was awarded the 2018 Innovator of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners, Ventura County Chapter; and VISIONALITY was named the #1 best place to work by the Pacific Coast Business Times in 2018. Emily is also a Board Member for the California Lutheran University Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Originally from Colorado, Emily graduated from California Lutheran University with majors in Communications and German and a minor in Philosophy. Emily loves doing agility with her best friend Scooter and baking complicated desserts to share with the people she loves.