Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt | President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (known as Anne) is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. A social enterprise for over 100 years, Goodwill at its core contributes to economic, social and environmental sustainability, including social programs that help connect people to marketplace employment. Prior to joining Goodwill, Anne held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship for The Boeing Company in Chicago. During her ten years with Boeing, Anne and her team influenced their approach to corporate citizenship through their philanthropy and community investment, while building a culture of service among employees.
Anne began her career in Kentucky, where she joined the faculty of Western Kentucky University; there she taught museum studies and worked on the staff of The Kentucky Museum for almost eight years. In 1983, she moved to Chicago as a freelance collection consultant. She was later named the first director of the Center for Scandinavian Studies at North Park College in Chicago.
In 1987, Anne refocused her efforts to pursue her lifelong interest in politics, working for the Democratic National Committee. In 1989 she managed Senator Paul Simon’s Chicago office and his 1990 re-election campaign. The following year, she was a consultant for the “Daley for Mayor” campaign. In 1991, she became the first executive director of the Museums in the Park, an organization representing the political interest of the nine museums located on Chicago Park District land.
From 1996 through 1998, she served as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Program Development for the City of Chicago, and in January 1998, she began as executive director of The Brain Research Foundation, an affiliate of The University of Chicago. In 2001, when Boeing relocated to Chicago, Anne became director of Community and Education Relations for Boeing’s Corporate Offices. In 2006, she was named vice-president of Global Corporate Citizenship, an enterprise wide responsibility.
Anne chairs The Roosevelt Institute in New York. She is a Fellow at the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and serves as a Trustee at Roosevelt University.
Raised in Pasadena, California, Anne graduated from Stanford University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and art history, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Master of Science degree in library science.