Anne Lewis is board chair of Oxford Development Company — one of the region’s most prominent privately held enterprises, family owned since its founding in 1962.Anne assumed her current position with the company in 2007 following the death of her late husband Eddie Lewis, Oxford’s co-founder and chief executive. But her role as a community leader began nearly a decade earlier — and continues today.
In the course of her career, Anne has led numerous major development initiatives — for the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel Country Day School, Shady Side Academy, the Pittsburgh Promise, and Point Park University.
In 2001, Anne led the Children’s Museum in the largest development effort of its 25-year history: a $31 million capital campaign to underwrite the consolidation of two historic Pittsburgh landmarks, the Old Post Office Building and the Buhl Science Center, into a LEED® certified (Silver), award-winning architectural design.
At Fox Chapel Country Day, Anne led the school in its first strategic plan, a $1.3 million capital campaign, the construction of a major new wing and a national search for a new head of school. Later, at Shady Side Academy, she led the construction of the $12 million Hillman Performing Arts Center (2004), the renovation of the LEED® certified (Gold) Rowe Hall Complex (2006), and a Pre-K building on the Junior School campus (2007)
In 2010, Anne joined the board of Point Park University and served a six-year term as Board Chair. Under her leadership, the University undertook its largest-ever capital campaign to expand its downtown campus, including a new $74 million Pittsburgh Playhouse that opened downtown in October of 2018.
Anne is a board member of the Buhl Foundation, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (emeritus), Fox Chapel Country Day School (emeritus), Fred Rogers Productions, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pittsburgh Promise (chair), and Shady Side Academy (emeritus). Additionally, she’s served as an advisor to many other Pittsburgh institutions, both formally and informally, including the United Way, Steeltown Entertainment, and the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania. In 2010, the ALS Association created the Anne Lewis Humanitarian and Advocacy Award in her honor.
In October of 2021, Anne received the Heinz History Center’s History Maker Award, an honor reserved for those Pittsburghers who have made “exceptional contributions to the region, the nation, and the world.” She was also honored in 2014 as a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Corbett, in recognition of her exceptional public service to the Commonwealth.
Anne holds a masters degree in Public Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council since 2008.