An expert in project management, training, facilitation, and strategic communication consulting, Seth Irby joined Emergent Method in June 2016 after serving as the managing director for a national fraternity’s headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.
His recent experience includes working with clients such as HNTB Corporation, where he led outreach and engagement efforts in Plaquemines Parish to identify solutions to reduce flood risk and associated flood insurance costs. Additionally, Seth is currently working with the Costal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), where he serves as an integral member of the outreach and engagement team for the Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion projects.
Before joining Emergent Method, Seth began as a consultant for a national fraternity’s headquarters before rising to become one of its top leaders, managing a 30-person staff that oversaw the creation and implementation of national priorities, goals, and assessment models. Seth was instrumental in a number of the organization’s leadership and training programs; he conceptualized and launched a not-for-profit entity geared toward delivering in-person and online educational tools to the organization’s 20,000+ members, and built and maintained relationships with thousands of volunteers in order to optimize the organization’s impact on more than 200 college campuses nationwide.
A Baton Rouge native, Seth has also spent time working with The Cyprus Group, a strategic advisory and advocacy firm that counsels clients on public policy risk and opportunity. In this role, he engaged more than 20 coastal restoration firms through public advocacy and personalized communication.
Seth graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, concentrating in political communication. He was also honored as a Tiger 12 Outstanding Senior and as the Greek Leader of the Year for his contributions both on campus and in the community.
In 2015, Seth earned a CORe: Credential of Readiness certificate from the Harvard Business School for his work in accounting, economics, and business analytics and a Management Development Certification from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in 2011.
- Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Political Communication) | Louisiana State University, 2011