Anne Roosevelt has been named vice president of Community and Education Relations for The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], after serving in that position on an interim basis since Jan. 1.
Roosevelt fills the vacancy left by the former vice president of Community and Education Relations Antoinette (Toni) Bailey who retired in December. Roosevelt joined Boeing in 2001 as director of Boeing's community and education activities in Chicago. Angel Ysaguirre, community investment specialist, will now manage those Chicago activities.
"Good corporate citizenship is a key value of our company, and innovative community investment is an integral part of the way we do business," said Rick Stephens, senior vice president, Human Resources and Administration. "Considering Anne's great work in Chicago, I am confident that her leadership will take the Community and Education Relations function at Boeing to the next level."
The California-born Roosevelt moved to Chicago in 1983 after eight-years on the faculty of Western Kentucky University, where she taught museum studies and worked on the staff of The Kentucky Museum.
In 1987, after serving as the first director of the Center for Scandinavian Studies at Chicago's North Park College, Roosevelt 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, Roosevelt 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 interests 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 was named executive director of the Brain Research Foundation, an affiliate of The University of Chicago.
Roosevelt is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and art history, and holds a Master of Science degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.