Emily McVey

Vice President of Animal Health
Kansas City Animal Health Corridor (KCAHC)

Emily McVey

Emily McVey is a workforce development connector, strategist and advocate based in the Kansas City region. McVey serves as the vice president of animal health for the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, or KCAHC. The KCAHC is an industry association that works collaboratively with KC's business, educational, scientific and government communities to cultivate a climate of opportunity for companies competing in and supporting the animal health and nutrition industry. Creating this ecosystem fosters an environment for existing companies to grow and expand, new companies to relocate and expand and early-stage companies to advance their technologies.

With nearly 10 years of workforce development and association management experience, McVey focuses on the intersection of workforce programs, industry requirements and community power. In addition to managing the KCAHC workforce advisory board, comprised of industry executives, she maintains an active role on the following advisory boards:

  • Bioscience Core Skills Institute
  • Kansas State Olathe Advisory Board
  • Kansas State Olathe Campus, PSM Advisory Board (Board Chair, 2018)
  • Launch Code Foundation – Regional Kansas City Board of Advisors
  • Rockhurst University Science Advisory Council
  • Skilled KC Biotech Advisory Board
  • University of Kansas Edwards Campus, Bioscience Workforce Education Board

In the fall of 2020, McVey supported science and agricultural education at the national level by serving as a peer-reviewer for the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. By evaluating grant proposals for scientific and educational merit, innovation and cost-effectiveness, she helped determine the allocation of federal grant funds to support agricultural sciences research, education and extension.

McVey received a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University and joined the KC Animal Health Corridor in 2011.