Anjanette Paonessa

Membership Officer

Anjanette began her professional career at Pao’s Carpet & Furniture, a family-owned purveyor of luxury furniture, and rose through the organization to become its General Manager in charge of operations, budgets and sales teams, and of developing marketing and sales strategies. 
With a background in Business Administration and Interior Design, Anja spent time in Miami working with Aquazzura Firenze, an Italian luxury shoe retailer, who in 2015 promoted Anja to the retail manager position of its New York City flagship store where she managed sales teams, was responsible for store performance, and identified opportunities for brand awareness and positioning.
In 2017, Anja felt the need to be part of Puerto Rico’s recovery and returned to the island to work with Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency & Financial Advisory Authority. This experience made her aware of the nonprofit sector’s crucial role in the betterment of social and economic conditions and, soon after, she became Filantropia Puerto Rico’s Operation Officer.

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