Beatrice Welters is returning to the Brookings board following her service as U.S. ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago from March 2010 – November 2012. She is the founder and co-chairperson of the AnBryce Foundation, which provides long-term academic and leadership enrichment programs for underserved youth.
Welters established the foundation in 1995. From 1977 to 1991, she worked at IBM, holding several positions, including systems engineer. She was also a past presidential appointee to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, serving on its Executive Committee. She also served on the Library of Congress Madison Council and as a trustee for several organizations, including the Aspen Institute, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington Jesuit Academy, and the Maret School.
Welters is a graduate of Ulster County Community College and Manhattanville College, and received a M.A. from the City University of New York. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina in 2009. She was a recipient of the 2008 Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.more » « less