Anne is recognized leader in public policy, organizational leadership, innovative program design and implementation, fiscal management, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and coalition building.
Anne was appointed by Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman to serve as the city’s first Sustainability Director and, for twelve years, she led efforts to combat climate change and to protect the city’s air, water and natural resources. Anne was responsible for developing and implementing innovative programs and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy and improving transportation options as well as reinvigorating recycling, minimizing waste and improving water quality.
For 13 years, Anne was the executive director of a non-profit coalition of community-based organizations providing pioneering environmental programs and services for Saint Paul area residents. Prior to joining Mayor Chris Coleman’s staff, Anne coordinated public policy initiatives for the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a coalition of 80 environmental and conservation organizations.