Anna serves as the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) Regional Manager for Southeastern North Carolina including Chatham, Cumberland, Lee, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Moore, Sampson, Wake and Wilson Counties. Anna partners with local manufacturing industries, service providers and other businesses to transfer knowledge and technology in support of economic development. She has worked with a wide variety of industries including metal working, plastics, food, automotive, aerospace, electronics, textiles, chemical, and government. Prior to her role as Regional Manager, Anna led North Carolina's Sustainable Manufacturing Program, E3: Economy, Energy, Environment. This effort worked across 24 North Carolina communities and 52 manufacturers generating over $29 million in economic impact and growing 270 manufacturing jobs. E3 NC was recognized as a leading manufacturing support program by The White House and US Commerce, and was adopted by many states across the nation. Anna also served IES as an EHS Specialist, delivering on-site services and training including Lean and Green Value Stream Maps, ISO 14001, HAZWOPER, and a variety of occupational health and safety classes. Anna has a B.S. in environmental technology, with minors in environmental toxicology and environmental science, from NC State University.