Anne Beiler is an entrepreneur, author and speaker who has achieved amazing success in the world of business. She founded Auntie Anne's in 1987 to support the vision to offer free counseling services in their community. Today, Auntie Anne's Inc. is the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise with over 1,700 locations worldwide. Anne is among an elite group of women who have founded national companies in America, and is one of an even smaller number who have owned an international franchise company.
Anne is among an elite group of American women who have founded and owned an international franchise company. Her commitment to excellence and humility has been recognized by national media, including Good Morning America, Oprah, and Secret Millionaire. She was named one of America's 500 women entrepreneurs and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. She holds honorary doctorates from Eastern College and Elizabethtown College. In 2005, she sold Auntie Anne's and authored Twist of Faith. Anne and her husband, Jonas, have two adult daughters.