Emily K. LaClair joined the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in June 2010. She became Associate Director of Development, Planned Giving in October 2012. In this role, LaClair assists alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the university interested in including American University among the beneficiaries of their charitable estate plans. LaClair also works closely with alumni and staff to plan and implement the annual Golden Eagles Reunion, which celebrates individuals whose studies at AU culminated fifty or more years ago.
Prior to joining the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, LaClair worked at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY and the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University’s School of Public Affairs (SPA).