Jo Hannah Afton
Jo Hannah has over 16 years of experience in the non-profit arena, where she served as Development Director for such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross, as well as child welfare, disability rights, economic empowerment and anti-racism charities. She has extensive experience with event management, fundraising, corporate sponsorships, grant writing, major donor relations, public relations and communications. She taught Non Profit Management and Fundraising at Florida State University, and then left her non-profit career in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurial ventures, including multiple e-Commerce businesses, a real estate investment firm, and most recently, a film production company. Her feature film, Killer Night Shift, recently premiered on national TV, and she has additional film projects in various stages of pre-production, production and post production.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theater and Film from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, as well as a professional certification in Fund Development from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She has traveled extensively internationally, and lived in Brazil, Nepal and the United States. She is also mother to four humans, two dogs, and spends her leisure time kayaking and hiking the Appalachian region of the Southeastern United States. She is based in the greater Atlanta area of Georgia.