SHE IS THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN WORKING FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR HER AND THE INSTITUTE'S MISSION WHILE NEVER FORGETTING THE COMMUNITY AROUND HER AND ALWAYS PUTTING HER FAMILY FIRST.
Anna is a Managing Director of an educational institution in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was nominated by her assistant, Mindy. Mindy says Anna has undeniably improved their institution's culture, "She completely changed the culture to one of inclusion, transparency, and community. She actively listens to her staff, students, & faculty. She has a unique ability to see everyone's talents and put them on a path of growth."
Anna has led her team with flying colors through the pandemic. During the shutdown, her group was COVID-free when their county was one of the most infected. Mindy says, "When our staff started experiencing stress during the shutdown, she handwrote notes of appreciation and personally delivered them along with a rose quartz to every member of our administrative staff, 46 people; it took her two days of driving. She lets her staff know we are valued. I have seen her get down on her hands and knees to help our custodial staff clean the floor."
Her compassion and dedication carry over to her home life. Mindy says, "She is a hard-working single mom devoted to her 11-year-old daughter. I have watched her take care of both her dying parents with devotion and grace, no matter how much her heart was breaking. She works tirelessly but finds time to support the Humane Society and the Alzheimer's foundation."
"Anna is the person everyone scrambles to sit next to because she has a quick wit and is wicked smart. She is decisive, powerful, and commands a room without being aggressive. She is the perfect balance between working for the good of the people who work for her and the institute's mission while never forgetting the community around her and always putting her family first. I can think of no one who deserves more to be reminded of all the good they do."
We couldn't agree more! We salute you for your ridiculously awesome leadership, dedication, and generosity Viva Babe Anna!