Emily Grdic - Director, Business Development

Emily is Vox Optima’s Director of Business Development.  After starting her career as a sportswriter in a small town in South Carolina known for it’s “giant peach by the highway,” Emily returned home to her Washington, DC roots to write advertising copy for a nationwide department store chain (really, she was in it for the handbag and shoe discount) and stumbled into government contracting when offered a position as the Editor of the US Navy’s Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) program magazine “On Cushion.”  After a few years shooting LCAC photos and writing stories about the adventures of sailors and their ships, Emily moved into her current role supporting capture and business strategy, proposal development and marketing solutions. 

Emily is a graduate of Elon University’s School of Communications. When not running (walking, really, it’s all about the shoes) around the Navy Yard supporting Vox’ BD efforts, Emily spends her time baking elaborate cakes, photographing her friends and family, and keeping her local craft store in business. 

Email: emily.grdic@voxoptima.com