Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

ANNE ELGERD | CO-FOUNDER/DIRECTOR, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS & PROGRAMS 

Anne is passionate about connecting with people, places and a sense of purpose. Curiosity & a sense of adventure fuels her passion for travel and interest in understanding the complexities of diverse cultures, which has led her down a path to Beautiful World.

Anne is a compassionate, global thinker who seeks out innovative, sustainable practices and partnerships that can create positive social change for communities. As a public health practitioner, with a masters degree in Public Health from UNC, she has specialized in health education, policy & communications. She has worked & consulted in academic settings, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations leading health policy, health communications, marketing, program development & implementation for community health initiatives in local, national and global regions over the past fifteen years.  Having worked across sectors, she has the keen ability to identify successful practices in one area & understand how it can be applied to another.

As a  skilled facilitator & expert event curator, Anne has developed customized events & programs, large & small, from idea generation through all stages of the event planning to impact evaluation. Programs  that foster respectful dialogue, ideas and collaboration drive her to create unique convening opportunities. 

In her work with communities of extreme poverty across the globe, Anne became interested in the concept of inclusive economies and economic justice, as it relates to community health and advancement/sustainability  of communities.  Her journey of discovery has taken her from the backstreets & rural regions across the globe to meet directly with communities, to the halls of academia to learn from industry experts, and to bustling trade shows & financial district in Manhattan to immerse herself into the realities of launching Beautiful World. 

Contact Anne | anne@beautifulworldis.com


DonnaHunterSmith

DONNA HUNTERSMITH | CO-FOUNDER/SR. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIR.

Donna HunterSmith is a global citizen, passionate community builder and Senior Consultant and Business Developer. An energetic leader known for her ability to envision and create successful outcomes during business expansion, new markets and start-up situations, by providing global strategic insight, direction and innovation to grow and retain business for organizations with national/international scope. She has extensive success in building and sustaining customer relationships, and growing revenue share and profitability through affinity relationships and strategic partnerships.

A firm believer that doing “good” is Good Business and a follower of philanthrocapitalism, Donna is committed to connecting people with passion to create a better world through managing opportunities that have thrivability.  

Growing up in the Canadian Rockies nurtured Donna's appreciation for nature and the planet and inspired her to explore. Donna has adventured, lived, traveled and worked internationally. She has worked in management, education and travel co-producing events in Asia, Australia, America's, Europe, Canada, Caribbean, New Zealand, and the Pacific Isles.

Contact Donna | donna@beautifulworldis.com