Hailing from Los Angeles, Annie Stefanec comes to the SMA as a scholarship athlete on the University of California, Los Angeles Division 1 Women’s Swim Team. Annie competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE in the 100-meter backstroke. After retiring from competitive swimming, Annie still felt the pull for the smell of chlorine, and became a coach at a local high school. Coaching transitioned into teaching 5th grade full-time, with a focus on English, Reading and History. After a lifetime in California, Annie decided it was time for a change. Fortunately, Washington, DC has more to offer than the novelty of cold weather. Currently the Manager of Member Services and PAC Administrator for the Steel Manufacturer’s Association, Annie grants SMA her expert advice as their resident millennial. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Baltimore/DC Chapter of American Women in Metal Industries, and is a member of the NAM Council of Manufacturing Associations. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History with a Public Policy minor from UCLA.