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New England Crane School’s Anna DeBattiste

Anna DeBattiste is a training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in adult learning and instructional design. She founded New England Crane School (NECS) in 2010 with her brother, Larry DeBattiste, an NCCCO-certified crane operator with over 25 years of experience in the heavy construction and marine industries.  In 2012 she became the sole owner of NECS, which provides signalperson and basic rigging qualification, NCCER certification programs for operators, and managing crane safety programs for construction supervisors. NECS’ training programs are conducted by NCCCO-certified operator and practical examiner Frank Donahue, a 45-year veteran of the crane industry and an NCCER-trained instructor, and Mark Kenney provides NCCER practical exam services and logistical support.

Anna’s earlier background is in human resource management with a specialty in training and development. She continues to work as a trainer providing leadership, teambuilding and communication skill programs for federal agency clients while also managing the business of New England Crane School. She is best known for her passion for adventure, and for drawing lessons in leadership and teamwork from her experiences as a world traveler, adventure racer, ski instructor and mountain rescuer. She is based in New Hampshire and Colorado.

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