Anna M. Spriggs

Chief of Human Resources and Administration

Truth Initiative


Anna Spriggs has been a key player in Truth Initiative’s success from the beginning, joining the organization as its second employee in 1999 and establishing its’ administrative and human resource functions.

Today, Spriggs plays a vital role in ensuring that Truth Initiative’s programs and campaigns are supported by talented and dedicated individuals. She is responsible for human resources strategic planning. That’s a large umbrella that includes recruiting and retaining employees, establishing attractive benefit programs, offering high-quality training and development, and managing and measuring performance.

She previously worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, serving as office administrator in the Federal Programs Department. Her experience also includes a 12-year tenure at the National Association of Attorneys General, rising to become project manager and Continuing Legal Education administrator. In that role, she supervised staff, coordinated training seminars, developed publications and administered grants.

Spriggs has a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Human Resources and holds the certification of Senior Professional Human Resources designated by the HR Certification Institute. She volunteers with several organizations engaged in teaching life skills to underserved populations.

Spriggs helped build the foundation of Truth Initiative and today she is charged with making sure the best people come to and stay with us as we take on the challenge of ending the tobacco epidemic.