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Meet Your Alum Board – Anne Hathaway

Anne F. Hathaway
Anne has a lifetime of experience and has built a record of success from the grassroots all the way to the very highest levels of American politics and government. From crucial state and local races to issue campaigns and grassroots initiatives to congressional and presidential politics, Anne brings to every task she faces a unique knowledge of the latest advances in modern technology and voter persuasion techniques, coupled with an unrivaled array of personal and professional contacts from coast-to-coast.

Currently President of Hathaway Strategies, an innovative grassroots public affairs consulting firm, Anne continues to work at both the state and national level providing government affairs, grassroots strategy and management and public relations support to state and national organizations, issue campaigns and Fortune 100 companies.

Most notably, Anne served as Chief of Staff of the Republican National Committee from 2007-2009 where she was responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the committee. In the midst of an extremely challenging political environment, Anne exceeded all expectations and helped the RNC raise over $400 million ─ more money than at any time in history. She directed $100 million of that to state parties to support the 2008 Victory effort and more than $20 million to support U.S. House and Senate races around the country. Also, under her guidance, the RNC developed and perfected new voter outreach techniques and groundbreaking voter identification programs in addition to expanding a cutting-edge communications department that developed innovative new initiatives for Internet and electronic messaging.

At the same time, Anne served as the RNC’s primary liaison to The White House and the presidential campaign, as well as to the 2008 Republican National Convention, which she helped plan and execute.

Following her RNC tenure, Anne returned to Indiana to launch Hathaway Strategies. In 2010, she ran the company while simultaneously managing the victorious U.S. Senate primary campaign of former and current Senator Dan Coats. She was also a key consultant on grassroots campaign techniques for American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS in its successful launch year.

In 2012, she was again called upon to serve on the national stage as Program Director of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. She was the top liaison between the Mitt Romney for President campaign and convention officials and oversaw every aspect of the convention’s program and planning. That year she also served as Co-Chair of the Platform Committee for the Indiana Republican Party which was tasked with developing the state party’s platform through a series of public forums and meetings across the state.

Anne previously served as the CEO of Data Trust, a national voter file project that has a comprehensive list exchange agreement with Republican National Committee.

A native of Galva, Illinois, and a graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Agriculture, Anne’s talent, skill and initiative have been recognized since she began her career working on Congressional races in her home state. In 1985, she relocated to Washington, D.C., to work in the Office of Public Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then joined the Bush/Quayle Presidential campaign as scheduler for Marilyn Tucker Quayle after the 1988 Republican National Convention.

She served as Transition Director for Mrs. Quayle and went on to serve Vice President Dan Quayle at The White House as Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Scheduling and Public Liaison. In this role, she helped implement the strategic short-term and long-term goals of the Bush Administration. When their time in office ended, Anne continued to serve Vice President Quayle by organizing his national book tours, his political action committee and his national fundraising network as Executive Director of his political action committee, Campaign America.

During the 2000 election cycle, she was the Executive Director of the Indiana House Republican Campaign Committee where she played a leadership role in recruiting and electing candidates to the Indiana House of Representatives. After that election, Anne’s abilities and leadership were again called into service at the national level, and from 2001-2006 Anne was the Regional Political Director for the Great Lakes Region at the RNC where she worked with state parties and candidates in the crucial states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and played key roles in numerous victories, including many where Republicans had never before been successful.

Anne’s passion for training and recruiting women to run for office led her to become executive director of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a woman’s political leadership program, in 2011. She also has served on the Board of Directors and as a faculty member for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and is the Indiana State Director for Maggie’s List, a group organized to support fiscally conservative female candidates running for the U.S. Congress and help develop women who may run for federal office in future elections.

In 2016, Anne received the Indianapolis Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Prior to that, she was named a Women of Influence in 2015 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. She was also a recipient of the 2013 Torchbearer Award, presented by the Indiana Commission for Women, for her leadership as a woman in the political arena. In 2009, Anne received the Nancy A. Maloley Outstanding Public Servant Award presented by the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series and in 2007 was the recipient of the Iron Jaw Angel Award presented by the National Excellence in Public Service Series.

She currently serves as the Chairman of the the Board of the Julian Center, as Treasurer of Hoosiers for Quality Education PAC, as the President of the Board for the 4-H House Alumni Board at her alma mater and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners Indianapolis Chapter Board of Directors. She is a member of the Indiana and Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Boards of Directors.

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