BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Every entrepreneur knows pioneers still exist and Anna Henderson is an excellent example in creating ‘firsts’ in her life for decades. She holds the distinction of being the first African American female to work for a major furniture manufacturer in the southeast in the 80’s. She is currently the President/CEO of HA Office 515, Inc., (HAO) and serves as the company's Business Development Director. With over 25+ years of experience in the office furniture industry, the “515” testifies to efficiency and the promise that the transformation of your office can happen in 5 - 15 days! The company is a small minority woman-owned office furniture distributorship providing high quality office furniture for any office environment. Ms. Henderson's motto is “If your office is not becoming to you, you should be coming to me". In addition to office furniture, the company provides a full scope of professional services including space planning/design, furniture specifications, acquisition, reconfigurations, furniture disposal, consulting, and installation services. This small, woman-owned business delivers BIG and has a reputation to prove it. To name a few, with clients like U. S. Department of Interiors, Columbus State University, Fort Gordon, U. S. Marshall’s Office, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta International Airport, IRS Call center, Cobb County, DeKalb County, GSA, and Clayton County School System.
To add to Ms. Henderson's credits, in the 80's, while working for a major furniture manufacture, she was the first to create a position solely focused on the federal and State government sector and coined the title "Government Sales Specialist. Although she was not recognized for the creation, that title gained national recognition and the flattery of imitation by many other furniture manufacturers.
Her company is an authorized distributor for numerous national and international manufacturers. The office is located in Lithonia, GA with a virtual office located in downtown Atlanta. Ms. Henderson states that her company understands the need for efficiency in the work space. We are committed to bringing the proper style and design to fit the client's specific needs. The company has clients across the state of Georgia and beyond with several certifications - a SBA WOSB/EDWOSB, a DBE with GDOT, MARTA, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, and other entities.
Committed to more than personal success, Anna works hard for the economic empowerment of the African-American and small businesses throughout Georgia. Anna became the first female president of the Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce (GBCC). She resigned in 2012 to focus on her business and family. However, while president, she was the first to connect the Southeast Region's Federal Regional Administrators under President Obama with the small business community at the Legislative Breakfast which boasts 500+ attendees from the business and political arena across the State of Georgia. The organization is now called "The Greater Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce under new leadership. It is an affiliate of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the largest black business organization in the world with over 100,000 members and affiliates throughout the U.S. and foreign countries.
Most recently, in her role as advocate for the small business community, she was instrumental in positively impacting the DeKalb County (LSBE) Local Small Business Enterprise program. She was active in the committee to get DeKalb County designated by the State of Georgia as “Entrepreneur Friendly” in 2007. Also, she is a member of the Atlanta NAACP - Labor and Industry Committee. She was recognized twice by the Atlanta Business League as "A Woman of Influence in Atlanta". She is currently on the board as Outreach Consultant for the SDBA and a Consultant for Overground RR. In 2013 she received The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation at Fort Valley - Huntington Hall Renovation Project.
A graduate of numerous management, supervisory, educational, and professional training programs; however, the practical experiences, life lessons, and the trials in her journey in business and various organizations have taught her how to persevere and stay on course. Anna Henderson never set out to be a pioneer; blazing trails just comes naturally - her goal is to continue to "Stand Up", "Step Out", and make a positive difference in the world for the next generation.
During the Civil Rights Era - Anna was the First African American female selected to work as a cashier in a major grocery chain in her hometown
of Thomasville, Georgia.
Georgia African-American Chamber of Commerce
Annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast
1582 STONELEIGH HILL ROAD
LITHONIA, GEORGIA 30058
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
423210-Furniture Merchant Wholesalers
337121-Upholstered Furniture Mfg.
337127-Institutional Furniture Mfg.
337211-Wood Office Furniture Mfg.
337214-Office Furniture (Except Wood)
337215-Partition, Shelving & Locker Mfg. 484210-Used Household & Office Goods Moving
541410-Interior Design Services
541511 & 12 IT Infrastructure
561210-Facilities Support Services
561990-Other Support Services
7125-Cabinets, Lockers, Bins & Shelving
7195-Misc. Furniture & Fixtures
SBA: WOSB-EDWOSB, SBE, DBE
GA Dept of Transportation: DBE
City of Atlanta: AABE/FBE
Fulton County: M-FBE
DeKalb County: MBE/WBE/LSBE