Anna began her career as a management consultant with PwC and IBM. In 2005, she founded EarthPeople Media, a sustainability communication consultancy serving startups, Fortune 500s, universities such as Southern Methodist University and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University in Dubai, and global organizations including International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of The World Bank. In 2017, she joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a principal, providing senior counsel in corporate affairs, CSR and ESG to industry leaders. Two years later, she launched Heirloom Digital, a media production company focused on history preservation and storytelling. She continues to advise their creative team and clients.
Today, Anna is a senior strategist at Zen Media, advising CMOs and CEOS on media relations and strategies for brand resilience. She writes and speaks on sustainability in business and society while exploring themes of conservation, ethics, and spirituality in personal essays and articles. A published author, she writes the Eco-Leadership column on Greenbiz.com and has contributed to The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Dallas Morning News.
An advocate for environmental causes and climate-smart inclusive economic development, Anna is the co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium and a fellow of the Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity at SMU. She is also a board member for the American Women’s Financial Education Foundation, the Little Things Matter Foundation, and Green Source DFW, which awarded her a Sustainable Leadership Award in 2016.
Anna holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Communication from Johns Hopkins University. She lives with her family in one of the first homes in Dallas to earn a Platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.