An expert in strategic planning, leadership training and facilitation, change management, 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 where he managed a 30-person staff that oversaw the creation and implementation of national priorities, goals, and assessment models.
His recent experience includes leading strategic planning projects for the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation, and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana. Currently, Seth works closely with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), where he leads outreach and engagement team for CPRA’s Sediment Diversion Program – a $2 billion dollar initiative and the largest coastal restoration project in the history of the U.S. Seth has also led statewide research and outreach efforts on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources and Plaquemines Parish to address the management of the Atchafalaya Basin and reduce flood risk for Louisiana residents.
Additionally, Seth provides leadership development and training services to the firm’s clients such as Gulf Coast Bank, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, and Faulk & Winkler. He is certified through Hogan Assessment Systems, the global leader in personality and leadership development assessments, providing expert executive coaching and team building services to thousands of professionals each year. A frequent keynote speaker at local, regional, and university conferences or meetings, Seth promotes leadership development and other core leadership skills at universities across the U.S., including his alma mater of Louisiana State University.
Seth graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2011, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Manship School of Mass Communication with a concentration in political communication. During his time at LSU, he was honored as a Tiger 12 Outstanding Senior and as the Greek Leader of the Year for his contributions 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 in 2011 earned a Management Development Certification from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
In addition to his client involvement, Seth sits on the boards of area non-profits such as Louisiana Public Broadcasting and the IRIS Domestic Violence Shelter, where he leads fundraising and strategic planning efforts. In 2016, he graduated from the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Community Leaders Program and remains engaged with this program to help develop the next wave of Louisiana leaders.