Annie Grogan, President and Founder, Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership

Cropped Annie copyAnnie Grogan is the President and founder of The Hispanic Institute for Life and Leadership (The H.I.L.L.), of Northeast FL, Inc.  A workforce and professional development agency focused on the Latino labor force of Florida’s First Coast region.  The organization focuses on building and developing competitive business acumen of Latinos.  Assisting in employment efforts of Latinos; and in helping regional companies understand the value and importance of the Latino consumer and the Latino employee in future and long-term business strategies.

Annie has 20+ years of professional Human Resources experience working in top Fortune 500 companies.  Her Human Resources career has evenly been divided between HR Generalist roles such as HR Manager and HR Director overseeing multi state geographical areas; to various Talent Acquisition roles such as Corporate Recruiter, International Recruiter, and Enterprise Wide Project Manager, for Diversity Recruiting Initiatives.  She has worked for global and national organizations such as Pepsi-Cola, Sallie Mae, Best Buy, Co., and Coach, Inc.

Annie serves in multiple roles with organizations throughout her community related to business and topics affecting the Latino community. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education, from the University of Puerto Rico, and served 10 years as a commissioned U.S. Army Officer in the Logistics field with distinguished assignments stateside and in Europe.