Christie & Co's Alissa Sears Brings Strategic Planning Expertise to Aunt Fannie's® Advisory Board

Aug 24, 2015, 09:22 ET from Aunt Fannie’s, Inc.

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aunt Fannie's, Inc. (, developer and manufacturer of the natural, non-toxic, fast-acting fruit fly solution, FlyPunch!™ is pleased to announce that Alissa Sears will be joining the company's Board of Advisors, bringing a wealth of strategic planning and entrepreneurial expertise to the table.

With a background in strategic planning, brand strategy, investor relations/entrepreneurial training, and corporate social responsibility program development, Ms. Sears serves as Vice President of Growth and Strategy for Christie & Co, as well as Executive Director of the Christie CommUnity Foundation. Ms. Sears and her teams develop innovative, results-oriented, comprehensive brand and growth strategies across multiple industries to support the success of high impact companies.

In addition to her executive duties, Ms. Sears is also Co-Founder of Christie & Co's adVenturesAcademy, and a partner in the KIWA Investment Summit Latin America. Ms. Sears currently stands as Vice President of the California Coast Venture Forum, as well as advisor to RSF Social Finance, CircleUp, and NEXT Accelerator. She has been recognized as one of Forbes' 25 Most Influential Kingmakers in Consumer and Retail, as well as one of Pacific Coast Business Times' 40 under 40.

Sears states that "Mat [Franken] has an incredible mind for business paired with a deep commitment to helping people live healthier, happier lives and is truly revolutionizing food safety through the company's 'Safe Near Food' mission. Through my work with Aunt Fannie's, I have seen the tremendous potential for this company and look forward to working together further to bring Aunt Fannie's to the mainstream. Serving on the Advisory Board will allow me to continue to work closely with the Aunt Fannie's team, helping them to scale and thrive."

"Alissa is adding a much needed dimension to our company with her extensive experience in brand growth and strategic planning," Franken says. "We have already accomplished a great deal with Christie & Co in our corner, and I know we can accomplish even more by having her on the Advisory Board. She understands our goals and needs, and is a great fit for our team."

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