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Anna Beavon Gravely is the Executive Director of the North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation, a non-partisan research organization that works to understand trends and inform decision making. NCFREE is a leader in connecting the dots for North Carolina’s political landscape and business growth.

Gravely joined the organization in 2019, after serving as the North Carolina Deputy State Director and Spokesperson for Americans for Prosperity (AFP). She has advanced several successful state-based issue campaigns for organizations including Generation Opportunity, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, and North Carolina Family Action.

Well-recognized for her natural ability to lead, Gravely is a strategic thinker, trusted visionary, and savvy challenge of the status quo.

She is a regular panelist on NC Spin and has been a guest on Carolina Business Review, Carolina Journal radio, and WPTF. Her thought leadership has also appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer, Charlotte Observer, Greensboro News and Record, and The North State Journal.

Gravely is a graduate of Meredith College; she holds a degree in Political Science, Writing, and Ethics. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.