(Campobello Island, New Brunswick, CA, Dec. 21, 2016)
President Barack Obama has appointed Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as the newest member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Ms. Roosevelt, a granddaughter of President Franklin D. and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Ms. Roosevelt will serve as an Alternate Member (US) on the Commission that governs the International Park which was established to preserve the history of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the legacy of friendship and cooperation between the United States and Canada.
President Barack Obama has appointed Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as the newest member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Ms. Roosevelt, a granddaughter of President Franklin D. and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, will serve as an Alternate Member (US) of the Commission that governs the International Park preserving the history of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the legacy of friendship between the United States and Canada.
Ms. Roosevelt replaces, Mrs. Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley, who resigned from the Commission this year, after 26 years of service.
“It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my country and our close neighbor and partner, Canada. Campobello tells such a wonderful story of friendship and respect – and love of the beauty and wonder of this region. It is important to strengthen these values as we move into the 21st century,” stated Ms. Roosevelt on her appointment.
Christopher Roosevelt, Chairman of the Park’s international governing Commission, stated on behalf of the Canadian Vice Chairman, Edward McLean, and fellow Commissioners, that, ‘Anne brings to the Commission a wealth of experience and good judgment from her service with the major international company, Boeing, and her leadership chair position with the Roosevelt Institute “think tank” in the U.S. We are all looking forward to working with her.’”
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (known as Anne) is the President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, an influential not-for-profit social enterprise that creates jobs, delivers needed services for people with diverse challenges, uses environmentally friendly products and processes – all while earning revenue to fund Goodwill-designed workforce programs that empower individuals and families to find stability through work.
Anne joined Goodwill in 2011 from The Boeing Company in Chicago, where she had held the position of Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship. Anne’s career has encompassed leadership positions in philanthropy, public policy, politics, the arts and higher education.
Currently, Anne chairs The Roosevelt Institute in New York. Anne serves on the Boards of the Maine Community Foundation and the Jim Browne Foundation; she is a Fellow at the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
About Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission
The Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, made up of equal members from Canada and the United States, is the governing body tasked with the administration of the world’s only true “international park,” established by a 1964 agreement between the United States and Canada. The Park is a testament to the friendship and mutual respect between the two sovereign, neighboring nations as well as a memorial to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Park is open to visitors seven days a week from the Saturday following Victoria Day (Saturday prior to US Memorial Day) through to the Saturday following Canadian Thanksgiving and U.S. Columbus Day. For further information, please contact:
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