MEET ANISHA GRIMMETT
Anisha strives to give an excellent performance to drive effectiveness within the business and translate her experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities into significance for organizations she associates with while capitalizing on obtaining the best out of people and often seeking continuous improvement and growth opportunities through diverse partnerships.
She recently launched her own business, A New Look by Nisha, which focuses on helping women and young girls learn how to develop their signature style and empower them to style the life they want to live with purpose.
In her previous role as the Executive Director of Alignment Rockford, Anisha developed goals and objectives by utilizing the voice of the community, businesses, and students to implement a collective impact model to facilitate and implement solutions that align with the Rockford Public Schools strategic plan. These solutions included pilot programs that produced positive early childhood experiences,
increased diversity within the Rockford Fire & Police Department, and strengthened community/business partnerships that helped increase high school graduation rates.
Before Alignment Rockford, Anisha previously worked for a Fortune 500 company, UTC Aerospace Systems, now known as Collins Aerospace, for 20 years in various engineering, Human Resources, and leadership roles. Her last role was in Human Resources Talent Management Division, where she launched a new global leadership development program for UTC Aerospace Systems called FUEL – Fast-tracking UTAS Emerging Leaders.
Anisha has spoken at many national and international conferences about community systems designs and leadership and advocates for empowering youth to invest in finding their passion and purpose. She was a 1995 RAMM recipient and was voted 2018 Rockford Chamber of Commerce People You Should Know.
She serves on many diverse boards, including the award-winning Discovery Center Children’s Museum and the top-rated Independent College Prep school in its region Keith Country Day. Anisha also serves as a Board Trustee for Rockford University, where she was the key-note speaker for the Fall 2021 Graduates.
She has been a devoted wife for 18yrs and has two sons, ages 16 & 18; and is very active within her church and helps with many of their youth and women programs. Anisha has her Styling Certification and attended DeVry Institute of Technology, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology.