Anne Lewis

Anne Lewis
Board Chair

Anne Lewis is a dynamic force in both business and community leadership.

Anne stepped into the role of board chair at Oxford in 2007 following the passing of her husband, Eddie Lewis, the firm’s co-founder and CEO. But Anne’s journey as a community leader began long before – and continues to this day.

Anne has spearheaded many transformational projects throughout her career, including headline-making initiatives at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel Country Day School, Shady Side Academy, the Pittsburgh Promise, and Point Park University.

In 2001, she led the Children’s Museum’s largest development effort in its 25-year history — a $31 million capital campaign. This ambitious project brought together two historic Pittsburgh landmarks, the Old Post Office Building and the Buhl Science Center, into a LEED® Silver architectural marvel.

At Fox Chapel Country Day School, Anne guided the school through its first strategic plan, a $1.3 million capital campaign, construction of a major new wing, and a national search for a new head of school. Her leadership at Shady Side Academy saw the construction of the $12 million Hillman Performing Arts Center, the renovation of the LEED® Gold Rowe Hall Complex, and the creation of a Pre-K building on the Junior School campus.

In 2010, Anne joined the board of Point Park University and served a six-year term as Board Chair. Her tenure was marked by the university’s largest-ever capital campaign, which expanded its downtown campus and included the opening of the $74 million Pittsburgh Playhouse in 2018.

Currently, Anne serves as the board chair of the Pittsburgh Promise, as vice chair of the Buhl Foundation, and as a director of Fred Rogers Productions. She’s also a director emeritus of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel Country Day School, Shady Side Academy, and has advised many Pittsburgh institutions such as the United Way, Steeltown Entertainment, and the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania. In recognition of her impact, the ALS Association named an award after her— the Anne Lewis Humanitarian and Advocacy Award.

Anne’s accolades include the Heinz History Center’s History Maker Award in 2021 (honoring Pittsburghers who have made significant contributions to the region and beyond) and being named a Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania in 2014 by Governor Tom Corbett for her exceptional public service.

A Master’s in Public Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, Anne has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council since 2008. Her leadership, vision, and dedication continue to inspire and advance the community she passionately serves.