Emily Toone is a motivating force in the fields of documentation, training, and North Carolina business. She is an entrepreneur, a business leader, and a well-respected writer.
Born in Washington, DC and raised in northern Virginia, Emily had a successful 20-year career as a technical writer and documentation manager with companies such as Nortel and GTE. Emily then found and filled a niche by creating TPS, Inc., in 1993. With commitment and expertise, she has developed a fast growing, multi-million dollar business and has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments and accolades.
Emily is the author of the travel book Spirits, Shoals, & Shipwrecks (a Guide to Bald Head Island). She has also written Cape Fear's Haunting Women, a book of folklore and ghost stories. All proceeds from both books are donated to a local shelter for abused women.
Emily is a strong believer in giving back to the community, both locally and globally. Two of the causes TPS supports are the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition, TPS supports Buen Pastor, a convent located in Guanajuato, Mexico. Buen Pastor, run by 8 nuns, has been assisting women and girls through times of crisis and hardship for the past 104 years.
Emily also participates actively in the Triangle area business community. She helped found the Triangle chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). In addition, she has acted as chair of the North Carolina Technology Association’s Women in Information Science and Engineering (NCTA/WISE). She was honored by being named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Business Journal.
Another passion of Emily’s is the Carolina Chapter of the Society of Technical Communication (STC). She is past president of the chapter and her staff have held various leadership positions. In fact, one of the honors that Emily is most proud of is the Carolina Chapter’s Distinguished Chapter Service Award. The inscription reads, “For leadership and sound counsel to the Carolina Chapter STC - your business savvy and wisdom benefit us all.”
When not running TPS, supporting pet causes, or working with STC, Emily takes care of her three children (Glennon, Greyden, and Trevyn), and her fluffy mutt, Mojo.