Anna M. Spriggs is Senior Vice President, Human Resources at the Truth Initiative. Truth Initiative is a national public health nonprofit organization in Washington, DC dedicated to achieving a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco. Ms. Spriggs joined the organization as its second employee in May 1999 and was responsible for developing the operations and human resource functions of the organization. Ms. Spriggs played an instrumental part in developing Truth Initiative into the organization it is today. Ms. Spriggs leads efforts in planning, development and implementation of human resources policies and practices. She is responsible for the organization’s HR strategic planning and delivery in recruitment and retention, benefits, training and development, compensation, legal compliance, employee relations and performance management. Ms. Spriggs manages a team of four who assist her in these efforts. Ms. Spriggs is also an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Trinity University where she has been teaching since 2010 and joined the staff as an adjunct at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) IN 2015. She teaches courses in human resources and organizational management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Prior to Truth Initiative Ms. Spriggs previously worked for the U.S. Department of Justice where she served as a Management Analyst in the Federal Programs Department, managing office affairs for a staff of 150. Prior to assuming that position, Spriggs worked at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) for 12 years in a variety of capacities, rising to become project manager and continuing legal education administrator. In her managerial position she supervised staff, coordinated training seminars, developed publications, administered grants, and served on several committees to develop policy and procedure for staff.
Ms. Spriggs has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Science Administration in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Trinity University in Washington, DC. She also holds Certificates in Leadership Coaching and Nonprofit Management Executive Leadership from Georgetown University. Ms. Spriggs holds the certification of Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) designated by the HR Certification Institute and SHRM-SCP designated by the Society of Human Resource Management. Ms. Spriggs is a member of the SHRM, ASAE, and the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area (NRA-NCA). Ms. Spriggs also volunteers with organizations supporting underserved populations in providing life skills programs.