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Keynote: Is Your Check Engine Light On?

Anissa Starnes: President, Swingbridge Partners, LLC

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Anissa Starnes owns a consultancy specializing in partnering with Chambers of Commerce and Nonprofits. Her passion is helping nonprofit professionals grow in their careers and helping organizations succeed. Anissa has personally educated more than 35,000 small businesses and nonprofits over the past ten years.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Anissa served as the Director of National Partnerships for Constant Contact overseeing the relationships with over 7000 nonprofits. Prior to that she was proud to be the CEO with Girls on the Run International and held several CEO positions with multiple chambers of commerce in both North and South Carolina.  Anissa is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Institute for Organization Management program and South Carolina Economic Development School at the College of Charleston.

Anissa and her husband Jerry reside in North Carolina and enjoy fly-fishing, long distance hiking in the mountains and cheering on their beloved Carolina Panthers. Anissa is known as “Shiny” to her 6-year old granddaughter, Lenora, and that is her most favorite title that she has held to date. 

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