For Annmarie Lanesey, Greane Tree Technology President, technology is a tool for innovation, community development, and empowerment.
Annmarie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Art Media and Communication and a Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she received the RPI Founders Award of Excellence and a full scholarship to the Electronic Arts graduate program. Her creative work has won top prizes in international festivals and has screened at over 100 contemporary art venues worldwide.
A proud alumna of Head Start, Annmarie knows that intelligence and diligence grow in every neighborhood, and she believes in giving people the means to create opportunity for themselves and their families.
In 2008, Annmarie co-founded Greane Tree Technology, a New York State Certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). Annmarie heads up Greane Tree’s business operations, project management, and strategic development. She has successfully led her team’s software development projects for publishing powerhouses, social media startups, academic institutions, national nonprofits, and government agencies.
In 2012, Annmarie was selected by Albany Business Review as one of the 40 Under Forty and as one of the six Women Who Mean Business. In 2015, the Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center honored Annmarie with the Harriet Rifkin Award for “her work in creating opportunities for women to achieve personal and financial independence.” Annmarie was named a New York State Woman of Distinction by Senator Neil Breslin in 2016.
In 2016, Annmarie founded AlbanyCanCode, an organization dedicated to helping talented local people from all backgrounds find pathways to employment in the regional software development industry. Annmarie serves on the board of directors of AlbanyCanCode, the Commission on Economic Opportunity and the Capitol Region Chamber.