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Emily Gruening

Chief Operating Officer


With nearly two decades in the hospitality and entertainment industry, Emily Gruening has dedicated her career to nurturing talent and fostering exceptional company cultures. She excels at creating environments where employees feel deeply connected to their work and inspired by the organization's vision, all while ensuring smooth and efficient operations. Emily thrives on the challenge of defining and elevating brands through compelling storytelling, making each one a unique and unforgettable experience. Her expertise in building trust and strong relationships fosters cohesive, motivated teams and drives her relentless pursuit of excellence. Outside of work, Emily enjoys an active lifestyle in Burns, Tennessee, with her husband Chase, their daughters Remi and Hunter, and their dog Rip. When she's not busy entertaining friends, traveling, or cheering on the Tennessee Titans, you can find her relaxing with a good book by the pool.