Anne Pedrero is secretary of the Institute's Board of Overseers. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cargill Inc., an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. She is also a director of Waycrosse, a family office based in Wayzata, Minnesota.
From 2006 to 2011, she served as chairman of the board of Waycrosse. From 2000 to 2005, she was a principal at Cargill Ventures, the strategic venture arm of Cargill Inc. Prior to joining Cargill Ventures, she was a co-founder of Daylight Design, a print and online media company in San Francisco. She also worked in partner marketing for Electronics for Imaging.
Pedrero serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hamlin School and on the Board of Directors for Children of Shelters in San Francisco. She also serves on the International Board of Advisors of the Earthwatch Institute, which supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. From 2005 to 2009, she served on the Board of Juma Ventures, a youth development non-profit in San Francisco.
She earned a BA in international relations from Brown University and an MA in international affairs from the American University School of International Service. She also holds an MBA from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.