Anne Graffice joined HOF Village, LLC as the Executive Vice President, Public Affairs in December 2019.
In this role, Ms. Graffice oversees community, investor, media and government relations, and manages all corporate social responsibility initiatives for HOFV. Ms. Graffice is responsible for furthering several of HOFV’s strategic goals, including driving wide-ranging fundraising efforts, supporting diversity planning, and promoting the Company’s mission and value proposition to investors, consumers, and the media, as well as the broader public. Ms. Graffice serves as key voice representing HOFV when working with municipal, provincial and federal authorities, and is the Company’s primary investor relations contact.
Previously, Ms. Graffice served in a similar role with great success at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which she joined in May 2016 as the Vice President of Development & Strategic Adventures. At the Hall of Fame, Ms. Graffice served as the Hall’s primary corporate and community relations contact, overseeing diversity programs and policies; controlled development and engagement for the Hall of Fame and Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village; and developed programming for The Center for Excellence.
Prior to that, Ms. Graffice served as Executive Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Mount Union, responsible for a departmental budget and endowment fund of over $200 million dollars, where she helped the university secure $25 million through an 18-month campaign. She has also served as Chairperson of the Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau, where she focused on driving economic development in the region through tourism initiatives. She also sits on the Boards of the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Alliance Chamber of Commerce and St. Thomas Aquinas Board of Directors, and is a volunteer at the Alliance Food Pantry.
Ms. Graffice previously spent nearly a decade in wealth management and long-term retirement planning. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Mount Union College and Master of Business Administration with a Leadership Concentration from Tiffin University.
Ms. Graffice and her husband Jeff live in Alliance, Ohio and are the proud parents of two daughters.