Austin Under 40 held its 21st Annual Awards Gala at JW Marriot Downtown, on May 18 to honor fifteen Austin professionals under the age of 40 across a variety of industries, including, Legal, Technology, Medicine and healthcare, Real Estate, Youth and Education and more.
One of them included Austin ISD's Anneliese Tanner, Executive Director of Food Services & Warehouse Operations. She took home the honor in the Youth & Education Category for going above and beyond in her field! Under Tanner's leadership, we are reinventing the urban school meal experience Austin ISD.
"I'm so honored to be recognized among some of the most hardworking, brilliant young professionals in Austin. This recognition highlights the amazing work our entire team of 700 does every day to bring healthy, tasty meals to the students of Austin," says Tanner. "This recognition drives me to continue working towards an equitable food system in Austin because by providing healthy food access to our students we're fueling the future Under 40 winners!"
About Austin Under 40
Since 1998, the Young Women's Alliance and the Young Men's Business League have partnered annually to host a series of events culminating in the Austin Under 40 Awards-a black-tie event honoring and celebrating Austin's emerging professionals and their mentors. These individuals are recognized in 16 categories: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction; Arts and Entertainment; Civics, Government, and Public Affairs; Culinary Arts, Events, and Hospitality; Energy, Mobility, and Transportation; Financial and Insurance Services; Innovation and Startup; Journalism, Marketing, and Public Relations; Legal; Medicine and Healthcare; Nonprofit Service; Real Estate; Sports, Wellness, and Fitness; Technology; Youth and Education; Mentor of the Year. The awards serve not only to commend individuals such as Michael Dell, Dan Graham, Kendra Scott, and Andy Roddick for their leadership and achievements but more importantly, to raise money for two philanthropic beneficiaries.
About Austin ISD Food Services:
Austin Independent School District serves approximately 75,000 meals per day to 129 campuses and manages a $13 million annual food budget.
This district is committed to expanding healthy food access, nutrition education, and sustainability efforts. AISD is reinventing the urban school meal experience through programs such as breakfast in the classroom, food trucks, salad bars, and increased scratch cooking.