We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anjie Flowers as the new Chair of the Give Us Wings Board of Directors.
I am very excited to serve as the next Board Chair of Give Us Wings International. It has been very rewarding to serve on this Board and work with the exceptional staff. I appreciate the Board’s confidence in me to serve in this important role and I look forward to continuing our work to eradicate poverty in Eastern Africa. I would especially like to thank immediate Past Chair, David Thompson for his leadership, service and guidance through this transition.
Anjie currently works as the Deputy General Counsel at Minneapolis Public Schools. Prior to that she served as the Equality and Civil Rights Investigator and Assistant General Counsel at the District. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law where she teaches trial skills and advocacy. Anjie has worked in human resources, the legal field, and in the education sector for the majority of her career. She has a breadth of experience in both the public and private sectors. Her prior Board service has always focused on helping others, education, and giving back to communities in need. Anjie is passionate about creating pathways for equitable education and economic sustainability for individuals and families.
Anjie has a B.A. in English, M.A. in Organizational Management and Human Resources, and a Juris Doctor degree. She joined Give Us Wings Board of Directors in 2018.
We congratulate Anjie and we extend our immense gratitude to David Thompson for his outstanding leadership as Board Chair since 2013. We are pleased that David will remain on the Board for 2020.