Emily Wahl


Emily Wahl has two passions that drive her volunteer and community involvement: education and the arts.

At BMC Software Emily served as Vice President of Global Operations, responsible for the worldwide release and distribution of products. She managed production and distribution teams located in Singapore, India, Dublin and the United States. She also held positions leading Marketing and Product Management teams.

While working for BMC Software in Houston, Wahl was active in the community and served as President of the Fort Bend Education Foundation numerous years, providing over $500,000 annually in grants to the Fort Bend Independent School District. She also led an international diversity program mentoring women in the software technology arena.

At IBM, she started in Systems Engineering and advanced to an Account Executive of Global Sales Management of Fortune 100 companies and then Principal of IBM’s Application Development Consulting Practice.

Prior to making Breckenridge her permanent home ten years ago, Wahl has been involved with the Arts community. She was on the board of the Watercolor Art Society- Houston, President of the Summit County Women of Watercolor, Vice President of the Summit County Arts Council (SCAC), and on the board of the Town of Silverthorne Arts committee. A key program she facilitated with the SCAC was partnering with other non-profits to raise funds and community awareness. Several of these organizations include the Keystone Science School, the BOEC, Building Hope, Horse Rescue Center, Wounded Warriors, Timberline Adult Learning, the NRO, and the Lake Dillon Theatre.

In addition to enjoying outdoor activities she spends her time painting in water-based mediums and teaches classes for BreckCreate, in addition to giving private lessons.

Emily shares that she has a keen interest in diversity. “Celebrating our differences is important and further engages all. The Arts is a medium that connects all and the NRO is an example of strength through diversity.”