Institute Leadership

Mary Anne Alhadeff

Mary Anne Alhadeff, head of TWU's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership
Mary Anne Alhadeff

Mary Anne Alhadeff will become the head of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University effective Feb. 11, 2020. Prior to coming to TWU, she had a distinguished 40-year career in public broadcasting, including 20 years as the top executive at stations in Maine, North Dakota and at KERA in Dallas. During Alhadeff’s tenure at KERA, the station’s operating budget increased by more than 250%, and the number of women in management positions grew to its highest level in the organization’s 60 years.

A native of Minnesota, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. As a graduate of a women’s university, Alhadeff believes preparing women to be leaders in business and public service is more important than ever.

Alhadeff serves as a thought leader within the public broadcasting system and the North Texas nonprofit community through board service and community engagement. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Texas Business Council for the Arts, the PRISM Award from Mental Health America, and was named a Global Leadership honoree by the United Nations Association.

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