Since immigrating to the United States in 1998, Anna has spent over 15 years developing programs to empower women, minorities and veterans. In addition to being best known for her work developing the Protégé-Mentorship Partnership Program for the Green Bay Packers, Anna played a founding role in Wisconsin’s Entrepreneur Network, represented the United States Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in Israel and Jordan, served in an advisory capacity for WOKI (Women of Kenya Initiative), and numerous other state, federal, and international programs.
With a Master’s degree in economics, Anna’s focus has been on developing sustainable programs that encourage community development through entrepreneurship and economic development. By providing women and minority communities with access to mentorship, training, and partnerships with established business leaders in their communities, Anna has consistently generated a long and successful track record of job creation and long term positive growth.
Anna’s emphasis on community collaboration has placed a focus on building active and long term engagement. As a result, programs can be developed with dramatic, far reaching impact—without the potentially unsustainable overreliance on government grants and taxpayer funding.
Anna resides in Green Bay, Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She is the president of AFF Research LLC and is actively involved actively in community charities and the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. In addition to being recognized by the Chamber as one of the 40 Under 40 You Should Know, she has also been the recipient of the Martin Luthor King Jr. Leadership Award of Brown County, the Woman for Diversity Award from the Girls Scouts of Lac-Baie Council, and the ECC Founder’s Award.