BRITE Energy Innovators

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Autumn Hankinson

Community Manager

Autumn Hankinson

Autumn’s focus as the Community Manager at BRITE is to ensure our Startups and Network members are supported and connected.

She graduated from The University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Communications and moved to Columbus last year. Prior to BRITE, Autumn worked with Texas-based Entrepreneurs in Austin for six years. She supported startups in a variety of different capacities, but her love for connecting entrepreneurs paved her path as a community builder.

Autumn first learned of BRITE while trying to get plugged into her new Ohio ecosystem. She was energized by BRITE’s mission, her love for clean energy, and her love for the Mid-West/Appalachian region. Her passion for building strong communities and working with entrepreneurs is how she knew BRITE was the right next step in her career.

Her goal for the community is to ensure all BRITE startups and BRITE network members feel supported and are making meaningful connections that support the clean energy revolution.

Autumn is based out of Columbus, Ohio, where she runs and explores the Columbus craft beer scene with her dog Bettis!