About Us

Emily Brown Cotney
Senior Vice President – Chief Employee Experience Officer & Legal Counsel

Emily Cotney is Senior Vice President Chief Employee Experience Officer and Legal Counsel for Buffalo Rock Company, providing leadership for the areas of employee experience, talent development, benefits, governmental affairs, compliance and legal affairs. Emily began her career at Buffalo Rock Company in 2007 and has been with the company for 14 years.

Formerly, she served as the Executive Director of Legal Affairs and as Counsel for Buffalo Rock Company, representing the company in a variety of legal matters and governmental affairs.

Emily is passionate about service and industry advancement. In support of those ideals, she currently serves as a Board Member for Buffalo Rock Company. She is a member and former Board Member of the Alabama Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, and a member, current Board Member and Vice-President for the Alabama Beverage Association.

Emily is a graduate of Auburn University, where she earned a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing and a minor in political science. While at Auburn, she was a scholarship recipient and became a member of Golden Key, Pi Lambda Sigma and Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society. She is also a graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree. While at Cumberland, Emily was on the Cumberland Trial Advocacy Board, Cordell Hull Speakers Forum, and served as an Honor Court Justice.

Emily is originally from Talladega, Alabama, and now resides in Birmingham, Alabama. Outside of work, Emily serves as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, PTO volunteer, and has held many volunteer and leadership positions within the Junior League of Birmingham, an organization whose mission is to serve the needs of women and children in the Birmingham area. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on the Auburn Tigers, spending time with friends and family, and traveling with her husband, two daughters and son.