emily_hibard_madam_secretaryEmily Hibard is from Downey, California and had travelled to all seven continents by her thirtieth birthday.

A risk taker and adventurer, she has climbed Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, kayaked in Antarctica, explored Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, climbed Petra’s ancient caves, floated on Lake Titicaca, boated down Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, walked Israel’s Via Dolorosa, and kissed Ireland’s Blarney Stone.


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Emily studied Modern Political Thought at Oxford University, earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Azusa Pacific University, and received a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA), specializing in Nonprofit Management, from California State University, Northridge.


Emily oversees digital sales and marketing for Spiral Paper Tube & Core, a Los Angeles-based packaging manufacturer founded by her grandfather in 1949. She also provides consulting and marketing services to companies looking to increase their digital influence.


Emily served the City of Los Alamitos (Orange County, California) as a Cable Television Commissioner before moving to Los Angeles County, where she was appointed to the Studio City Neighborhood Council. Emily was the youngest person to serve in both capacities.


Emily is passionate about helping people do good and her Starting Your Nonprofit book series walks future nonprofit founders through the eleven steps it takes to launch a nonprofit organization.

Starting Your Nonprofit: OREGON (coming 2021!)         

Starting Your Nonprofit: CALIFORNIA (2017)

Starting Your Nonprofit: a workbook to guide you through a million exciting tasks (2015)

Nonprofit Organizations

Emily has been working with women in the sex industry for over ten years. She represents inspirational speaker Crissy Outlaw, a former porn star. Crissy is now a Christian speaker and shares her story about life before, during and after the adult entertainment industry.

Emily founded Idle Tuesdays Recording Studio, a Los Angeles-based 501c3  nonprofit organization on a mission to influence culture through positive music. Emily is a member of the Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter.