Manager of communications for the North American region
Emily Kirchner is manager of communications for the North American region for Whirlpool, where she specializes in immersive and experiential communications. Kirchner has redefined strategic deployment of the company’s key priorities by integrating her unique theatrical background with traditional business communications. These unconventional activations have led to a significant increase in employee engagement and employees’ awareness of their role in driving business results. She is co-lead of the corporation’s employee advocacy efforts and is embedded with the continuous improvement team. Outside of Whirlpool, she is public image chair for the Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, managing all aspects of internal and external communications for the club, which named her its “Rotary Hero” for the 2017–2018 year.