Annalisa Funk

Senior Manager, People & Culture

“My biggest reward is when I get to work with clients who experience a lightbulb moment during the project and then translate human truths into a living and breathing strategy that touches all parts of their organization.”

As Senior Manager of People and Culture, Annalisa Funk radiates positive energy and an eagerness to assist clients in shining light on deep human truths that ultimately inform their strategy. With exceptional experience across a wide array of industries, she brings an unrelenting appetite for leaning among her colleagues and clients and has an unwavering commitment to the idea that collaboration and co-creation are the foundational paths to success of any project.

Prior to Brandtrust, Annalisa graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Business Administration. Following graduation, she spent over a decade with Southwest Airlines where she served as an internal consultant on culture transformation and activation projects to deliver on a brand promise which helped made Southwest Airlines the leading employer brand in the country. In 2019, Annalisa won the President’s Award at Southwest Airlines, the highest honor in the industry.

Annalisa’s passion for people and solving challenges continues outside of Brandtrust through volunteering and advocating for nonprofit organizations that work to build equity for women across the globe. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Rusty, and running to raise money for Team World Vision, a charity that works to bring clean water and richness of life to impoverished communities.