Interview by Steph Greegor
Name: Laura Emberger
Job Title and Company: Client Executive, Hylant
Neighborhood: Brewery District
One-word description: Valiant
Quote: “If I’m being honest, I tend to root for the Buckeyes during football season and the Hoosiers during basketball season—my twin sister and I call ourselves ‘Hooeyes!’”
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Laura Emberger, 25, has a bright smile that greets every client she works with as a client executive at Hylant, a Columbus benefits programs and solutions company that works with a wide variety of employers and businesses to help attract and retain top talent.
“One of my favorite parts of working at Hylant is having the opportunity to work with a wide variety of companies/industries and meeting all of the talented leaders who run these organizations,” said the Texas native who grew up in Columbus before her family moved to Indiana. “Hylant takes a high level and uncommon approach by dedicating an entire team of professionals to work alongside each of our clients. By being a privately held organization, results are simply driven to the expectations of our clients.”
Emberger, who graduated from Indiana University, came to Hylant by way of a sorority sister who had interned there.
“I was able to intern with Hylant’s Indianapolis office on the Employee Benefits team,” said Emberger, who felt employee benefits work was the perfect medium for her interests in both Health & Wellness and Human Resources. “After graduation, I was offered a full-time position in the Columbus office.”
When she’s not in the office, Emberger takes her volunteer life seriously—particularly with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
“I felt an instant connection with the families and staff at RMHC, especially due to the fact that Hylant has been a long term partner and supporter of the house,” said Emberger, who has been a volunteer with the House for more than three years making meals as well as helping with fundraisers and events. “The staff at the House have become close friends and the House itself feels like a home. It truly is a life-changing and heartwarming organization and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future of RMHC.”
“I love staying active, whether it be taking a class at Lifetime Fitness, playing tennis with my family or walking the Scioto Mile or Antrim Park,” said Emberger. “I’m also a major foodie, so on weekends I enjoy getting together with friends for brunch, cocktails or a night out at one of the many delicious restaurants that Columbus has to offer.”
Her favorites include Harvest Pizza in Dublin, the Pint Room for wings, the Pint House for nachos, and anything from Condado.
“I recommend guests go to either an OSU football home game or a day spent at some of Columbus’ staples,” she said. “A good workout at one of the many fitness studios (or Antrim Park if it’s nice), Easton for an afternoon of shopping and then out to dinner/drinks in Short North or Bridge Park.”
Laura was named to our annual list of 52 Young Professionals You Should Know in Columbus – one for every week in the year!
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