Buchman, Emrick Named to Harrison Edwards Executive Team
Lisa Buchman and Julia Emrick join the Harrison Edwards executive team.
(Armonk, New York….September 14, 2021) More exciting news this week from Harrison Edwards, a regional leader in integrated marketing and strategic PR, and the national leader in broadband marketing: Bob Knight, CEO and Managing Partner, announced today the promotion of Lisa Buchman to Executive Vice President & Chief Client Officer – placing her second in command at the company. Buchman, who joined the award-winning agency in 2013, has served as Vice President since 2018. Knight also announced that Julia Emrick would join Harrison Edwards on October 1 as Vice President of Operations & Business Development. Since 2015, Emrick has been Managing Director, Operations & Events at the Westchester County Association. “We are extremely fortunate to retain and attract exceptional talent,” said Knight, who took over the reins of Harrison Edwards on September 1. “We have always prized big picture thinking, strategy, and tactical excellence, so we couldn’t be more excited.” As Executive Vice President, Buchman will work closely with Knight, overseeing the company’s operations, client accounts and relationships, and policy. Prior to joining Harrison Edwards, she established the new national community editor role at AOL’s hyper-local online news and information community website, patch.com, where she also served as a regional editor. Five years prior to that, she was the Director of External Relations for the National Academy Foundation, (Sanford Weill’s educational nonprofit organization) where she gained support and visibility for the foundation’s national career education program, which was implemented in 500+ public high schools in 40 states across the country. Buchman earned a Masters of Arts degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Buffalo. “Lisa has played an integral role in our agency’s success,” said Knight. “She is a leader among colleagues, respected by peers and clients, and adored for her sage counsel and strategic direction. Her energy and passion for the work we do is unparalleled. We are thrilled.” “The marketing world moves quickly, so helping to guide our company and our clients through rapid change excites me,” said Buchman. “I really look forward to working alongside Bob and our team in this exciting new role, to enhance the client experience and maintain a high-quality work product,” she added. In her new role at Harrison Edwards, Emrick will support the company’s operational activity and broadband initiatives, working closely with Buchman and Knight. At the Westchester County Association, Emrick helped set the direction for that organization’s strategy, programming, and member engagement, and planned and orchestrated its events. Recently, she’s been overseeing the Y-Zone Pilot Project in Yonkers, a federally-funded pilot project to deploy broadband technology solutions for the underserved community in Yonkers. Prior to her joining the WCA in 2006, she worked for Abigail Kirsch Catering and Restaurant Associates. She holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University. “We are delighted to welcome Julia to our team,” said Knight. “She is a well-known and respected business leader with whom we’ve worked for many years, and brings to the table sharp insight and solid experience, as well as a keen understanding of the broadband industry, all valuable assets for our rapidly growing company.” “I am thrilled to join Bob, Lisa, and the entire team as Harrison Edwards moves into its next exciting chapter. I look forward to helping enhance the client experience and building on the agency’s legacy of excellence,” said Emrick. Knight noted that this is an especially auspicious time in the company’s history. “In addition to the broadband sector, we are experiencing tremendous growth in our other sectors, namely real estate/economic development, government relations, healthcare, crisis communications, and entertainment. With immense marketplace transformation taking place, Harrison Edwards is ideally positioned. We have the right team in place to take advantage of all the new opportunity.”