Anaise has spent her 30-year career in sales and marketing across various industries including banking, medical and managed care, tourism, economic development and commercial real estate. As the Director of Marketing & Communications for Cullinan Properties, Ltd., a national commercial real estate and development company headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, Anaise leads the marketing team, implementing and overseeing Cullinan Properties’ corporate global marketing and public relations strategy.
Prior to joining Cullinan in 2015, Anaise spent 12 years working in the non-profit sector, most recently as Executive Director for the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, a federally designated corridor winding through a 10-country region in Central Illinois. Anaise led and managed all facets of the non-profit organization developing and marketing the Scenic Byway as a community and regional catalyst for tourism, economic development and quality of place. Anaise graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a B.A. in Marketing.
Anaise is proud to have served as Chairman for the National Scenic Byway Foundation from 2010-2014, leading a transformation of the organization to one that is an active voice for byways and resource to byway leaders nationwide.
Residing in the Peoria area for more than 24 years with her husband, Anaise has two children in college and enjoys spending her free time with her horse and enjoying the outdoors with her dog. An avid nature and animal lover, Anaise always has a camera in hand to document the journey.