Emanuel is the Department Vice President of Diversity Equity & Inclusion & Talent Acquisition for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Emanuel earned an MBA from Webster University and is a Certified HR Project Manager. Emanuel has worked in various Human Resources Leadership roles over his 28-year career and he is a United States Army Veteran where he proudly served his country while on assignment in the Gulf War.
Additionally, Emanuel has practiced Human Resources in government, publicly traded, and privately held organizations. As a Chief Labor Negotiator for a global manufacturing organization, Emanuel negotiated several Labor Contracts with various Labor Unions without business disruption and successfully led union avoidance campaigns. Over the last 25 years Emanuel has assembled, developed and led teams and large-scale projects to develop and implement sustainable and contemporary workplace and people processes.
In his spare time, Emanuel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, watching sports, and cooking.