Director of Entrepreneurial Services, SPARK East Innovation Center & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Lead, Ann Arbor SPARK
Anne Partington is the director of the SPARK East Innovation Center and diversity, equity, and inclusion lead for Ann Arbor SPARK. Anne works with public/private sector partners and companies to promote inclusive economic opportunity while mentoring high tech companies to scale and commercialize in her role as an entrepreneurial services leader.
A veteran of the automotive industry, Anne has more than 20 years of global leadership experience at FCA (Stellantis) and General Motors across purchasing, program management, and product development engineering as well as a deep bench in corporate training experience in purchasing strategy, culture building, and transformational leadership.
Anne is trained in diversity and inclusion, is a certified professional innovator, serves on CADIA’s board of advisors, and the 2021 Women In Mobility Board. Anne was honored to be selected as a member of the 2020-2021 Washtenaw County Champions for Change cohort — working collaboratively to drive racial equity, inclusion, and justice across institutional and societal lines. Anne has many interests outside of work including travel, mentoring, Toastmasters, and spending time with family including her rescue dog.