Emily S. Sperling President
ShelterBox USA, Inc.
Emily Sperling is the president of ShelterBox USA, Inc., a position she has held since March 2011. Since joining ShelterBox in April 2010 as director of operations, Emily has provided important leadership to the U.S. affiliate of the rapidly growing international disaster relief organization.
ShelterBox instantly responds to natural or other disasters by providing shelter, warmth and dignity to survivors worldwide. Since 2000, the organization has responded to more than 180 disasters in over 80 countries immediately following disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, cyclones, tsunamis or conflict.
Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and life-saving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
Prior to joining ShelterBox, Emily garnered extensive experience in communications, business development, fundraising and investor relations. She has served as the Community Relations Director for the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, the Director of Student Recruitment and Alumni Affairs for the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as the Executive Director of the previously named college’s alumni and friends organization, and Manager of Communications and Member Services for the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers’ Association.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Resource Economics and a Master of Arts in Mass Communications, both earned from the University of Florida.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including an official citation from the Massachusetts State Senate and being named Biz941 magazine’s “Best Boss” in 2012 and Top 20 People to Watch in 2008.