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Ann Arbor Spark

Anne Partington

Anne Partington

Director of SPARK East, Entrepreneurial Services

Anne Partington comes to SPARK with more than 20 years at two Detroit automakers leading teams across purchasing, program management, and product development engineering.

Most recently, Anne ran a Global Purchasing team responsible for over $3.5B in annual purchase value while leading organizational teams to improve employee engagement and development as well as student recruiting. She loves building inclusive and innovative ecosystems, leading with positive business philosophy, learning new things, and finding creative solutions to complex problems. Anne has many interests outside of work including travel, mentoring, Toastmasters, and spending time with family including her rescue dog.

Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and a master’s degree in management of technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.