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Anne Eleanor Roosevelt

Boeing, VP of Global Corporate Citizenship

July 20, 2010
Anne Eleanor Roosevelt leads Boeing's Global Corporate Citizenship function, providing philosophical and strategic direction to the company's integration of citizenship goals. She also leads a network of U.S. and international community investors, who employ and leverage Boeing's multiple resources to address needs of communities where the company has a business presence.
Roosevelt began her professional career when she moved to Kentucky, following graduate school, to join the faculty of Western Kentucky University. There she taught museum studies and worked on the The Kentucky Museum staff for nearly eight years. In 1983, she moved to Chicago as a freelance collection consultant, and was later named the first director of the Center for Scandinavian Studies at North Park College in Chicago.
In 1987, Roosevelt pursued her lifelong interest in politics, working for the Democratic National Committee. In 1989 she managed late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon's Chicago office and then his successful campaign for re–election in 1990. The following year, Roosevelt served as a consultant on the successful ”Daley for Mayor” campaign. In 1991, she became the first executive director of the Museums in the Park, an organization representing the political interests of nine museums located on Chicago Park District land.
From 1996 through 1998, she was director of the Mayor's Office of Program Development for the City of Chicago. From January 1998 to 2001, Roosevelt served as executive director of the Brain Research Foundation, an affiliate of The University of Chicago. When The Boeing Company relocated to Chicago, Roosevelt became director of Community and Education Relations for Boeing's Corporate Offices, and now serves as vice president of Global Corporate Citizenship.
Roosevelt is a trustee of Roosevelt University where she also chairs their advisory committee for the Center for New Deal Studies. She is also a trustee of Spelman College; is a member of the advisory boards of the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; is a member of the Chicago Sister Cities Casablanca Committee and the Foundation for the National Archives board, and co–chairs the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York.Born in Pasadena, Calif., Roosevelt holds a bachelor of arts degree in art and art history, from Stanford University, and a master of science degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.