Anne F. Ackerley is head of BlackRock's U.S. & Canada Defined Contribution group and is responsible for providing retirement strategies and services to defined contribution plans across North America. Anne is a frequent speaker and writer about retirement readiness and serves on the DCIIA Executive Committee. An experienced senior executive in financial services, Anne has been with BlackRock since 2000 and has held various leadership positions at the firm before assuming her current role in 2015. She serves on BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, Americas Executive Committee, Philanthropy Board, and the Retirement Committee for the BlackRock Retirement Plan.
Outside of financial services, Anne is a trustee of the Riverdale Mental Health Association and is on the board of the Harvard-Radcliffe Alumni Schools Committee. In 2013, Anne was honored by the YWCA Academy of Women Leaders and was named a 2013 trailblazer by the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) for her work in advancing gender equity. She was also recognized on New York City & State CSR's Responsible 100 list in 2016, and was added to the C200 in 2017, a global organization of women leaders recognized for making a profound impact on the advancement of women in business.
Anne earned a BA degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in economics from Harvard College in 1984, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1988.