Annie Maxwell

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"Annie Maxwell is the Chief Operating Officer of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. She joins the organization after serving as a White House Fellow, working in the Office of Vice President Biden, where she focused on implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"From 2002 to 2009, Annie was with Direct Relief International, serving most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Direct Relief is a privately funded nonprofit that, through humanitarian assistance, improves the quality of life for people affected by poverty or disasters in 59 countries, including the U.S. From 2005 to 2006, Annie was seconded to the United Nation’s Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery, led by Special Envoy President Bill Clinton. She served as Partnerships and Outreach Officer, focusing on environmental issues and the role of NGOs in the recovery effort.

"Annie served as chair and vice chair of the Alumni Board of Governors at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and as a member of the founding Board of Directors for the nonprofit Wizzy Digital. In 2007, she was selected for the Marshall Memorial Fellowship." [1]

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  1. Staff, Skoll Global Threats Fund, accessed November 28, 2011.