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Emily DeBrosse

Emily (Brown) DeBrosse graduated from Butler in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in English (Creative Writing emphasis). She's a Hoosier born and bred, and arrived on campus without a declared major or chosen profession. This 'open-mindedness' led to a natural fit in the English department. Complementing the creative writing track, Emily enjoyed non-major ballet classes. As graduation loomed but a professional spark eluded her, Emily earned a Public Relations/Marketing internship with the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization. This opportunity provided the revelation that great organizations, causes, and companies needed more than subject matter experts - they needed creative thinkers to deliver on their potential.

Her professional experiences (while definitely non-linear) built to her current role with Charles Schwab & Co. Picking enjoyable aspects and jettisoning the mundane from each progressive step, Emily now manages logistics and provides HR services and solutions for internal training programs. Past professional endeavors have included producing special events at Accent on Indianapolis and Print Communications and fulfilling public relations/marketing duties at the Indianapolis Private Industry Council.

Emily and her husband J.J. '95 have two boys at home. Their daughter, Catherine, died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The family honors Cat through "Count It!" for Cat, an organization that raises awareness of SIDS and funds an endowed scholarship at Butler for female student-athletes.