THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Anne Levy Wexler
February 10, 1930 – August 7, 2009
“Lobbying is changing in remarkable ways at this time. Today lobbyists have to be strategic thinkers.”
Democratic political consultant, public policy advisor, lobbyist, pioneer for women’s leadership. Served on rules committee, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968. Common Cause, political watchdog group, 1971. Associate publisher, Rolling Stone magazine, 1973. Jimmy Carter campaign and transition team, 1976. Undersecretary, Department of Commerce. Special assistant to President Carter, public outreach, White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. Director, Office of Public Liaison, 1978 – 1981. Established first female run lobbying firm, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates, 1980. Key lobbyist and strategist for passage of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), 1992.
Photo 1. Anne Wexler and President Jimmy Carter, 1979. Photo 2. Anne Wexler, Phyllis George, Joe Duffy, 2004.
More About Anne:
- Obituary, The Washington Post
- Anne Wexler, by Ann Lewis for The Jewish Women’s Archive
- Remembering Anne Wexler, Politico
- Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy
- Records of Anne Wexler as Special Assistant to the President: A Guide to Its Records at the Jimmy Carter Library
- Select Interviews, Videos
- Anne Wexler – Wikipedia