Anana Parris
Law Firm Management & Marketing Advisor

Anana Harris Parris is a Chief Operating Officer Advisor for How to Manage responsible for guiding business owners through systems development and business process refinement to help them grow their business successfully.

For seven years Ms. Parris was the Director of Business Operations and Community Affairs for the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where she managed all business operations, brand marketing, human resources, IT, the legal internship program and public relations. Ms. Parris also managed the Community Affairs Division of the firm which includes the collaborative community projects such as: “Respect Black Life: I am Trayvon Martin March” of over 5000 marchers from Atlanta University Center to the CNN Center and the New Beginnings Re-entry Mentoring Program in partnership with the Urban League, Morehouse School of Medicine and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Northern District of Georgia. As an Electrical Engineering student at Howard University, Ms. Parris gained professional experience with Swisscom North America. Ms. Parris was the co-owner and COO of GTM Agency managing the logistics of a 26 city national promotion of the Truth™ anti-tobacco campaign. Ms. Parris is also the founder of non-profit initiatives like the AfriSalsa Cultural Organization, the SisterCARE Alliance and the Self Care Day Campaign.

Ms. Parris was awarded the Unsung Heroine Award by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., the State of Georgia Goodwill Ambassador Award for community service and the Community Service Award from the U.S. Attorney General’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia. In 2018, Ms. Parris was the keynote speaker at the Global Women’s Leadership Activism Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa and the recipient of the Southern Center for Human Rights Gideon’s Promise Award. Most recently, Ms. Parris has been appointed the Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta Community Affairs Chair and a ProGeorgia 2019 Women of Color Thought Leader Delegate.