Bio Ann K. Emery believes that your research deserves to be out in the world--utilized, actionable, and talked about--not gathering dust in spreadsheets.


Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who equips organizations around the globe to visualize their data more effectively.

Within the past year, she led more than 60 workshops, webinars, and keynotes for more than 2,800 participants. Every training is customized for the client. Popular topics include data visualization best practices, dashboard design, and spreadsheet skills. Trainings range in length from 90 minutes to 3 days.

Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making technical information easier to understand for non-technical audiences.

Ann chairs the American Evaluation Association’s data visualization interest group, serves as an advisory member of the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative, and is the past Secretary for the Washington Evaluators.

Prior to launching her own company, Ann measured the effectiveness of public policy projects at Innovation Network, managed a performance management system at the Latin American Youth Center, evaluated educational programs for local, state, and national education agencies at ICF International, and contributed to research-to-policy projects at the University of Virginia.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from George Mason University.