Annie Frisoli, Founder & CEO of Creating Community, LLC hosts training and speaking engagements on topics related to leadership, innovation, teamwork, and community in order to positively impact teams and communities. Annie earned her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation from The University of Toledo and her Master’s degree in Recreation Management from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Annie is also a Certified Festivals & Events Executive (CFEE), gaining her certification through the IFEA/NRPA Event Management School. Annie is also certified in the Foundations of Design Thinking and enjoys discussing innovation strategies to develop inclusive cultures and communities. Annie, a former university faculty member of 18 years, has also worked with numerous recreation and event teams in a variety of capacities including time spent with operations for the Volvo Car Open and the St. Louis Art Fair, she has acted as the non-profit development coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association, has developed numerous campus-wide events at a variety of universities, and also works as a public engagement ambassador for public parks and recreation agencies during design planning. Finally, as a current adjunct faculty member with Ohio University, she enjoys having an impact on future recreation and event professionals.