- Wichita, Kansas, USA
Anne graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master’s degree in English literature and a B.A. in history from Wichita State University. She is a seasoned strategist and product manager with more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurship-based economic development at the community and state level. Most recently, Anne served as a Director at the Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship and excelled at training and program development, focusing on connecting businesses and communities with resources and expanding programs for youth and rural, women, and minority-led businesses. The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Series she founded now serves more than 1,000 students a year. She has also provided marketing strategy, market research, and product development for small-to-medium sized companies and non-profits for 15 years as a consultant. A native Kansan, Anne enjoys hiking, the arts, and travel.