Anette L. Harris is currently a Trustee of the NPR (National Public Radio) Foundation based in Washington, D.C. and a member of the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony. She was recently elected President of the Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony. During 2006-2007 Ms. Harris served a two year term as President of the newly formed Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary. In 2007 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California.
In 2000, Ms. Harris was the first African-American to be elected President of the Junior League of San Francisco in its 89 year history. Subsequent to 2001, Ms. Harris joined the Board of Directors of Edgewood Center for Children and Families and the Advisory Board of Beating the Odds/Students Rising Above. In 2005, she was the Chair and Founder of the first major fundraising event for Students Rising Above.
Additionally, Ms. Harris has served as a volunteer for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Macy’s Passport which raises funds for HIV/Aids education and awareness, City College of San Francisco, Booker T. Washington’s after school program, The Family School, a welfare-to-work program, and Canal Community Alliance in Marin County.
Ms. Harris assumed the responsibility of service on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, the University of Dallas for five years and currently serves as an advisor to the recently developed College of Podiatric Medicine of Western University. Other volunteer interests have included the Women’s Political Fund, the International Museum of Women and Women Entrepreneurs. Professionally, she was the principal and owner of Loupe’ & Associate, a small public relations firm in San Francisco for 20 years.
Ms. Harris earned a Bachelors of Arts degree with honors from the University of Dallas and a Master of Arts degree from Boston College. In 1996 she completed the Executive Program in Strategy & Organization at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She is a native of Houston, Texas and the spouse of Marc Loupe.