RENEW Strategies

Emily Ziethen COO

Emily Ziethen COO

Emily serves as RENEW's COO and directs internal operational management, monitoring and evaluation, external reporting and development project management. Prior to joining RENEW, Emily worked as a fund accountant for Greenspring Associates, a growth-stage venture capital firm, where she was responsible for the financial reporting, communications and management of multiple funds. Previously, Emily was an intern for the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she supported the business development efforts of the U.S. Commercial Service international trade specialists. She has lived abroad in France and has traveled throughout Europe and Africa, which has given her an appreciation for the diverse international community.

In 2020, Emily received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with Honors and was the recipient of The Rustandy Center on Social Sector Innovation’s 2020 Social Impact Leader award. She graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in international studies, a bachelor's degree in French language and literature and a minor in economics.