Anna is the current Vice President of Marketing and Innovation at the Texas Restaurant Association. In this role, Anna will lead the evolution of the association’s sponsorship and marketing strategies, focusing on marketing membership and partner products to improve member value and association revenue. Additionally, Anna is driven to bring more restaurant technology to the state of Texas with unique partnerships and innovative programming. Her passion for food and restaurants runs deep.
Anna’s most recent experience was as Marketing Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurial Services for the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C. While at the NRA, she was responsible for numerous marketing and innovation programs, including Startup Alley at the NRA Show, the Restaurant Innovation Summit, and the Silicon Valley Tech Tour.
She loves the local restaurant scene and some her favorites include Uchi, Taco Deli, Hoover’s, and Fixe. At home, her hobbies include baking, hiking, exploring small towns, visiting craft breweries with her husband (he's the head brewer at New Braunfels Brewing Company), and volunteering.
Anna earned her Master of Arts in Journalism from American University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Political Science from Texas State University.
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