In Anna’s role as Executive Assistant, she is the glue that keeps the office and schedules running, allowing everyone to focus on what they do best: taking care of our clients. You can find her at the front desk, prepping the conference room for client and team meetings and answering the phones. At Hill Investment Group, the Executive Assistant role is crucial to our firm operating at our highest level, and Anna is the perfect fit.
Anna graduated from the University of Denver in 2009 with a BA in Art History and a Minor in French. She went on to explore work through travel, starting as a primary school English teacher in rural France, then as a Travel Director and Event Manager for Maritz, and created a travel planning business in 2019. Changes in the industry led Anna to explore new opportunities where her attention to detail and organizational skills could be an asset. She has now found her place at HIG.
My husband Graham and I were married in November 2016. We have added two children to our family, Catherine and Conor. Our dog, Porter, has finally come around to these tiny humans after learning they always leave behind a food trail. We live in the Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, where you can find us at one of our favorite neighborhood establishments, walking in Tower Grove Park, or hanging out in our backyard with friends and neighbors.
Before working at HIG, I gained customer service experience in the Travel Industry. I had the privilege of traveling the world in my twenties when I was a Travel Director at Maritz, where I managed onsite logistics for incentive travel programs. My love of travel inspired me to start a business as a Travel Advisor for Smartflyer, where I planned and coordinated the endless details of my clients’ trips. However, two kids and one pandemic later, I am thoroughly enjoying working outside of the travel industry and instead planning my own trips with my husband and kids. The answer to your question is Japan, France, and Croatia. Those are my top three favorite destinations.
Friends Describe Me As
Funny, an over-thinker (think Larry David but without the drama), determined, and always equipped with a good story.
I aspire to be someone who can relax on the weekend, but for now, a good mix of crossing things off of my to-do list and spending time with my family and friends works best for me. We love to frequent the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, tackle house projects (I’m the visionary, and Graham is, unfortunately, the contractor and pro bono laborer), head out for cocktails and a good dinner, or just hang at home and place bets on how many times we will have to put our kids back to bed. Now that our kids are a little older and work is a little less stressful, we hope to start adding family getaways to the docket, but for now, life at home feels really good.
My parents. My dad was the first person in his family to go to college and then went on to put himself through dental school, working the 5 am shifts cleaning up movie theaters. He has worked tirelessly to create a purposeful and prosperous life for his family, balancing hard work while simultaneously coaching all of our sports teams, maintaining a perfect lawn, and restoring cars. It does not go unnoticed that he was able to do all of this with the support of my mom, who stayed home with us. She also coached our sports teams, ran the school yearbook, took us on amazing trips, and secretly taught me how to drive a stick-shift. While raising our family, my mom managed the finances for my dad’s dental practice and, to this day, is one of the techiest people I know. Seeing my parents transition into their new roles as beloved ‘Mimi and Papa’ to our kids has been a joy.
Life at HIG
I bring a unique perspective to HIG since I am a lifelong client and friend of the firm. I have first-hand experience being on the receiving end of a high level of customer service and attention to detail that is central to the firm’s core values. When I saw Katie’s position become available, I knew it would be a good fit since I had known everyone for years, giving me a good sense of the team’s camaraderie and thoughtful approach to serving their clients. I finally found my people – detail-oriented, genuinely nice, family-focused, and all-around fun.