Annie Prucey serves as the World Affairs Council’s Vice President for Global Education. As part of the senior leadership team, she helps oversee operations in the areas of educational programming, communications, fundraising, finances, and human resource management. Annie has more than twenty years of experience in nonprofit management and international education. She joined the World Affairs Council team in 1998 and has since then launched a number of innovative Council initiatives and programs, such as the Global Leadership Certificate and the Global Travel Scholarship Program. In addition, Annie has led educational tours to Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Austria for students and educators through partnerships with the European Union and The Experiment in International Living.
Before joining the Council, Annie taught English in Japan through the Japanese government’s Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Programme. Annie double-majored in International Relations/Business and Spanish at Grove City College, and studied in Sevilla, Spain. She is a graduate of the Leadership Development Initiative, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.
Annie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE); the Global Education Task Force of the World Affairs Councils of America; the Program Committee of the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania; and the Local Arrangements Committee for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. She has served on the Board of Advisors of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh; the Board of Trustees of the Community at Holy Family Manor; and the Community Advisory Committee of the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has named Annie as one of “The Top 48 Making a Difference in Education,” and she is a “Celebrating Women Having a Global Impact Nominee” with the Women and Girls Foundation.