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Annette Jett, MBA, is the Executive Director and co-founder of Build Inclusion, Inc. As a parent advocate and community inclusion specialist, Jett advocates for individuals in a cross-disability environment through education, engagement and employment local, state and federal level. An entrepreneur at heart, Jett earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago and a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities from the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky. She previously served as a parent representative for the Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities and on Lexington’s Mayor’s Commission for Citizens with Disabilities, and is currently a member of the Fayette County Public Schools Special Education Advisory Committee. As a former restaurateur and caterer who has employed hundreds of people, she draws on her own experiences to teach high school students and youth in transition on how to get a job and keep it. Through a variety of programs, Jett also engages families, teachers and employers to raise expectations for full participation, intentional inclusion and accessibility at school, at work, and in their communities. She resides in Lexington with her husband Frank, and their two children, Gracie, 12, and Charlie, 10.