Anne Barton Tursi
Great Clips, Inc
Annie is a Franchisee at Great Clips. She owns and operates Great Clips Salons in the Houston area. She previously served as the Program Manager for Organics Recycling at Waste Management (WM), where she works to identify and assess technology options to recycle organic feedstocks (i.e. composting and anaerobic digestion). In addition to business development, Annie works with customers and the WM sales force to develop programs that divert organic materials from landfills. Annie began with WM as a Strategic Analyst with the Organic Growth Group where she analyzed potential technology and infrastructure investments for WM in waste to energy and recycling. While at Michigan, Annie focused on finance and strategy in the clean tech and climate change arenas. For her Master’s project, Annie worked with EDF’s Green Portfolio Project to identify why and how private equity firms should measure and manage environmental impacts. Prior to coming to Michigan, Annie worked for Fisher Investments, an asset manager in San Francisco, CA. Her primary role at Fisher was creating business strategies to improve customer service, employee productivity, and vendor relations. Annie also has experience in micro-finance, having worked as a business analyst for the HealthStore Foundation, which runs a network of micro-franchised health clinics in rural areas of Kenya. Annie graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2003 with a B.A. in Asian Studies and wrote her senior thesis on the connection between Buddhism and Forest Conservation in Mongolia and Thailand.