As Member Relations Director for The Commerce Club, Atlanta, one of the most iconic private business clubs in the Southeast, Anna R. Chafen is responsible for planning and coordinating all of the programming for this historic institution. With a membership base of over 2,000 members, and whose Board of Directors is comprised of the top Fortune 500 CEOs in the state, the Club serves as the perfect venue to showcase her many events which frequently feature topics of social relevance.
With her extensive Public Relations education and background, coupled with early years spent living overseas in Quito, Ecuador, South America, Chafen has crafted a particular tenacity for tackling issues involving racial conflict. Striving for justice from a very young age, she fought to have her Montgomery County, GA, school proms integrated. By her college years, her activism was featured in SPIN Magazine. The story was later picked up by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the New York Times Magazine, and various other publications thereafter.
Anna R. Chafen’s most recent accomplishment includes her work spreading awareness about lingering racial conflicts and issues in Georgia. She has most recently been featured on Atlanta’s National Public Radio Station WABE 90.1 and in the documentary “SouthernRites”. The critically-acclaimed HBO film, which was the recipient of a song written and performed by John Legend, can be viewed on OnDemand.
Besides working for The Commerce Club, Anna plays an active role at Snellville Christian Church. She and her husband reside in Atlanta with their son, Christian, and daughter, Ryan.