As founding Executive Director of Sonoco FRESH which launched in 2019, Anne Barr engages industry and academic partners in solving for safe, secure and sustainable solutions across the food value chain.
Anne has worked for Clemson University for ten years. Most recently, she managed Clemson’s corporate relations program where she secured high impact philanthropic investments in areas such as automotive engineering, packaging science/graphic communications, advanced materials, and STEM education.
Prior to moving to Greenville, South Carolina, Anne consulted to private sector and non-profit clients in Chicago and worked in New York City in marketing, product development and manufacturing and as National Sales Manager for a division of US Shoe. Before joining Clemson, Anne worked for the Greenville County Museum of Art as head of education, community programs and development.
Anne holds degrees from Davidson College (BA) and Bank Street College of Education (MS Ed) and was an exchange student in Japan in both high school and college. She is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of several non-profits.