Anne grew up in the Chicago area and at the age of 17, she spent an AFS exchange year in South Africa, which opened her eyes to a life outside of the United States, in a foreign culture and a foreign language. She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. ...
Anne grew up in the Chicago area and at the age of 17, she spent an AFS exchange year in South Africa, which opened her eyes to a life outside of the United States, in a foreign culture and a foreign language.
She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in government and French, after spending her junior year abroad in Geneva, Switzerland.
She then earned an M.A. in International Communications and Business from American University in Washington D.C. before returning to Geneva where she entered the private banking world, working as a portfolio manager for 16 years at Guyerzeller Bank in Geneva. When it was taken over by HSBC in 1999, she left to create her own wealth management company with two partners.
After 11 years as an independent, she joined Geneva wealth management firm Bruellan SA as a Partner in 2010.
In July 2016, Anne was appointed by the Conseil d’Etat to be Chair of the Board of the tpg (transports publics genevois).
Both the Bruellan post and the tpg Chair position are officially part-time so Anne works no more than 12 hours a day at each office!!
She has served as President of the Career Women’s Forum, she’s been active in American Citizens Abroad and Emmanuel Church, and she has been on the board or on specialized committees of the American International Club and the American International Women’s Club. She has served on the board of a US hedge fund and is currently on the board of Venture South, a Geneva-based company which makes loans to small businesses in the emerging world.
Anne is a dual national, American and Swiss. Besides her English mother tongue, she speaks fluent French, basic German and Spanish, and understands Afrikaans. Before she had two jobs, she was an amateur musician and loved gardening, genealogy, history, hiking, skiing and travel. She and her Swiss husband have two grown children.