It is with great pleasure that Wellington Strategies welcomes Anne Dudro to the team. Anne comes to Wellington with almost two decades of federal policy work. Prior to joining Wellington, Anne was a Senior Associate at HCM Strategists, where she oversaw multiple client portfolios, acting as main point of contact for the philanthropic branches of Fortune 500 companies and multi-million dollar portfolios focused on educational and health care issues in the United States. She provided strategic advice on policy development and advocacy tactics, formulated communications plans, and managed statewide coalitions to build a diverse and effective set of harmonized voices for policy changes.
Anne served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, at the U.S. Department of Education, from 2006-2008. In that role, she successfully managed an office of 42 federal grant programs, legislative and regulatory affairs, more than 200 employees, and an annual budget of $26 billion. Prior to that, she served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of Postsecondary Education, at the Department, where she provided strategic policy guidance in the areas of college aid, international education, and teacher training.
Before joining the Department, Anne served in two staff positions at the White House from February 2002 to February 2005. Working directly for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, Anne assisted in the coordination and management of four policy councils, and the presidential policy development process. Previously, Anne served in the Office of Speechwriting, where she worked with senior communications and policy advisors to ensure accurate reflection of Administration policies. Anne started her career at the political consulting firm American Continental Group.
Welcome to the team, Anne! And congratulations on being featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.