25 Facts About Ann Fudge


Ann Marie Fudge was born on April 23,1951 and serves on a number of corporate boards, including those of General Electric, Novartis, Unilever and Infosys, as well as on several non-profit boards.

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In 2010, Fudge served on President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Ann Fudge was born and raised in Washington, DC, and attended the city's Catholic schools through 12th grade.

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Ann Fudge cited the riots she lived through after the assassination of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ann Fudge grew up middle class in Washington, the first of two children born to a mother who was a manager at the National Security Agency and a father who was an administrator at the Postal Service.

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Ann Fudge is a graduate of Simmons College and Harvard Business School, earning respectively BA in retail management, 1973; and MBA, 1977.

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Ann Fudge was the one who encouraged me to think about business and apply to Harvard Business School.

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One job Ann Fudge had while still in high school was with the Teen Board at Hecht's department store.

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In 1998, Ann Fudge was named by Fortune magazine as 30th on the 50 Most Influential Women in American Business list, while she was executive vice president at Kraft.

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Ann Fudge related to Business Week that her choice to leave Kraft was based on a number of reasons.

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Ann Fudge had had a goal of retiring before age 50; she had dealt with the recent illness and death of her parents, some close friends and relatives.

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From her time away, Ann Fudge became inspired by the power individuals have to make a difference in the world.

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Ann Fudge was Inside the Boardroom guest, 2008, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

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In February 2011, Ann Fudge was featured by the Commonwealth Institute in Miami, Florida, and in April 2011, Ann Fudge spoke at the Economic Club of Minnesota.

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In 2011, Ann Fudge served on the boards of directors of General Electric, Novartis, and Unilever.

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Ann Fudge served as chair of the US Programs Advisory Board of The Gates Foundation; and she was a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation, Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations and Morehouse College.

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Ann Fudge has served on the board of Buzzient, Inc, and served as vice chair of the Harvard Board of Overseers.

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In June 2011, it was announced that Fudge would join the board of Indian technology and outsourcing company Infosys on October 1,2011, as an Additional Director.

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In September 2011, Ann Fudge was one of six Hall of Fame honorees named in advance of the National Association of Corporate Directors November gala in New York City.

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In 2008, Ann Fudge was a member of the Obama presidential campaign's finance committee.

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In September 2010, Ann Fudge was listed as one of several possible candidates to replace Larry Summers as director of the National Economic Council.

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In September 2011, Ann Fudge joined in the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget "Go Big" forum.

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Ann Fudge serves on the State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board.

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Ann Fudge had just been made a marketing director, the first black at that level.

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Ann Fudge is noted for having pursued her career despite the glass ceiling which has been seen to thwart promotion to the top ranks, facing women and minorities in the corporate workforce particularly.

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