Annie Pope

Through true partnership, Annie specializes in helping social impact organizations find dynamic leadership.

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Annie Pope partners with leading social impact organizations to conduct searches for CEO, board, and C-suite leaders. Based in Washington, DC, she brings nearly 15 years of experience in the fields of public policy, social justice, civil and human rights, advocacy, and philanthropy. Annie brings particular expertise in partnering with boards on leadership transitions, including founder and long-time CEO succession planning.

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Annie worked in the Mayor’s Office in Houston, where she led the policy, strategy, and communications efforts for the City of Houston’s recovery following Hurricane Harvey. Given her background in policy and public administration, she brings a unique ability to partner with organizations at the intersection of programmatic services, policy and advocacy, and research.

Earlier in her career, Annie was an Assistant Director at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. She began her career as a nonprofit development consultant at Orr Associates, supporting board effectiveness, development, and strategic planning projects across the nonprofit sector.

Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways. - Marian Wright Edelman

She has lived and worked in Cuba, Argentina, and Morocco, and is fluent in Spanish. Annie holds a BA in International Relations from American University. She earned her MPA with a focus in Urban Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she currently sits on the Global Engagement Committee of the Alumni Association.
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Executive Search Social Impact

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