ABOUT ANNALISE

Annalise and her three children, Aidan, Zeb and Jordan at the Key West High School graduation for twins, Jordan and Aidan. Aidan is now a registered nurse, Zeb is a business development manager and screenwriter, and Jordan is a construction manager. 

Annalise Mannix is a longtime civil servant who spent more than 20 years at the City of Key West in various positions, including Environmental Programs Manager and Director of Engineering, and Logistics Chief for the Emergency Operations Center. During that time, she held leadership roles in various community organizations dedicated to the environment, climate adaptation, wind-storm insurance rates and local youth.

As the Executive Director of Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe, she fought in Tallahassee for fair windstorm insurance policies for Monroe County homeowners. Her work limited windstorm insurance rates to a maximum 10% increase each year, while insurance companies were fighting for a 40% yearly increase. Due to her tireless work at FIRM on behalf of Monroe County residents, she was appointed as a Consumer Advocate for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

As Chair of the Monroe County Climate Advisory Board, she helped craft the Monroe County Climate Action Plan, a blueprint for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the County.

 

On behalf of the City of Key West, she helped develop the Keys’ relationship with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact, an effort by four Southeast Florida counties to work together to plan for climate change mitigation and adaptation. She also won hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grants that allowed Key West to make investments in public infrastructure. 

 

In between that, she squeezed in time to raise three fabulous children, coach soccer and be a board member for AYSO and Montessori Charter School.

Annalise graduated from SUNY Maritime College and was given a commission in the United States Naval Reserve as an Ensign. She left the reserves as a Lieutenant.

 

 

Education, Titles, & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Naval Architecture, SUNY Maritime College

  • Master of Science, Executive Management, Hodges University, Summa Cum Laude

  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Certified Project Management Professional, PMP

  • Lieutenant, Naval Reserves

  • FEMA National Incident Command System Certification 

  • Third Assistant Engineer Any Horsepower Steam or Motor Vessel, Exp. 

  • FDOT Advanced MOT Certification

  • FDEP Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

Experience:

 

  • Stormwater Utilities Manger, City of Key West

  • Environmental Programs Manager, City of Key West

  • Mechanical/Building Inspector, City of Key West

  • Director of Engineering, City of Key West

  • Special Project Manager for Windstorm Risk Modeling, Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe

  • Chair, Board Member, Monroe County Climate Change Advisory Committee

  • Acting Assistant City Engineer, City of Fort Lauderdale

  • Planning and Development Division Chief, Miami-Dade Water & Sewer

  • CEO, Annalise Mannix Engineering & Consulting, LLC


 

Public Service Roles:

 

  • Consumer Advocate, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

  •  Executive Director, Fair Insurance Rates in Monroe

  • Green Living & Energy Education

  • Board Chairwoman, Montessori Children’s School of Key West

  • Florida DEO Monroe County Hurricane Evacuation Clearance Work-Group, 2012

  • Florida Keys EPA Reasonable Assurance Document Technical Advisory Committee

  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Wind Mitigation Technical Advisory Committee

  • Board of Directors, Coordinator and Coach, American Youth Soccer Organization

  • FDOT Monroe County Technical Service Committee Member

 

Professional Memberships:

 

  • Project Management Institute of South Florida

  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

  • American Society of Civil Engineers

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    International City/County Management Association

  • PMI South Florida

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    FIRM

  • Last Stand

Awards:

  • Florida Beach and Shore Preservation Society Local Government Award

  • Last Stand Green Public Service Award

  • Green Living and Energy Education Individual Award 2011

  • Green Living and Energy Education Local Government Award, 2008 and 2010

  • ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability Award for Completing Milestones I, II and III

  • Mistletoe Public Service Award

 

 

Publications:

 

Renegotiation of waste disposal services in Key West, Florida. 2012. The Journal of Business and Economic Research. 

 

Water issues that affect affordability and safety in a community. 2013. Journal of Business Case Studies.