Anna Schneider is part of the communications team at Advance Illinois. She ensures effective communication strategies forward the organization’s mission. Prior to joining Advance Illinois, she led the marketing and communications efforts at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois to increase awareness and support to better serve over 1,200 disadvantaged youth across 10 Club locations. For the past five years, she has been dedicated to strengthening partnerships between Springfield Public Schools and quality after school programs. Anna was raised in Quincy, Illinois and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She has one daughter who attends a public school in Springfield.