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Emil LaCivita, Board Secretary

Originally from the Washington, D.C. suburb of Maryland, Emil LaCivta, and his wife Nancy, of 33 years, moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1992, where they currently reside. Emil and Nancy have three grown boys: Taylor, Spencer and Kyle.

Emil earned his B.S. degree at The University of Maryland, and M.B.A. at The George Washington University. After school, Emil enjoyed a 30-year career as a high-performing sales professional, distinguished executive salesperson, coach, sales communication content author and expert on optimizing sales productivity and performance.

As a retired executive, Emil now spends his time running two businesses he is passionate about – a sales consulting practice and a band “Love Tribe” that has enjoyed great regional success for over 11 years.

When Emil traveled on a mission trip to Ethiopia with Addis Jemari (AJ) in 2020, he was touched by the people he met, their passion for helping those that needed it most, and the dedication of the AJ leadership team. He knew that he wanted to help this team achieve success in their incredible mission centered around 5 core values: education, life skills, discipleship, financial literacy and community involvement. Emil is committed to support these once orphaned and vulnerable teenage girls and the Family Empowerment Program families so that they have the best possible opportunities to learn, grow, flourish, and create a community of hope and success. He is honored to join the AJ Board and excited about helping!