Anne Blodget Holberton '69
Anne began her corporate career in the Marsh McLennon training program, despite never taking a business class in college. Thus began an extensive career of 38 years in the financial services and risk management world. Always a team player, Anne has been described as a “quiet protestor,” an advocate for equal pay and fair treatment for women in the corporate workplace.
Throughout her career, Anne was recognized for leading client service teams, developing solutions for clients, and generating revenue. She frequently earned national recognition in Aon’s Excellence Roundtable. By the time of her retirement in 2008, Anne had achieved the level of Senior Vice President at Aon Risk Services, Inc.
Even while serving as a corporate leader, Anne has been a strong proponent for advancing communities through not-for-profit service. Working in Boston, Anne dedicated nearly 15 years to the Boston Children’s Museum Board, where she still serves as an honorary trustee. She held a number of leadership positions, including membership on the Executive Committee of the Board and chair of a number of committees. During her tenure, the Museum launched and completed a $50 million campaign to transform the building.
Upon retirement, she and her husband permanently relocated to what had been their summer home in Wolfeboro, NH. Thus, in 2009, Anne joined forces with The Friends of Wolfeboro Town Hall to initiate a $4 million public-private partnership to rehabilitate this historically significant structure in the center of town. With the completion of the project in 2011, the Great Hall is now a center for fundraisers, kids programming and civic meetings. Anne currently serves as President and Chairwoman of the Wright Museum of WWII working to strengthen the Museum and to increase its international reputation. Anne also serves as President of The Wentworth Watershed Association (WWA), a newly merged organization that focuses on conserving area lakes and stewarding WWA conserved land. The WWA recently completed a campaign to save an additional 111 acres surrounding a critical tributary.
Anne is a member of the Chatham Hall Class of 1969 and holds a BS in art from Skidmore College where she serves as President of her class. She will tell you that her “second career” in leading and developing mission-driven nonprofit organizations is very gratifying and inspires her to continue to make a difference locally.