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Anne Khademian is a Zoroastrian by choice, and served as the president of the ZAMWI Board of Trustees from 2017 to 2021 and as an Avesta Class teacher and coordinator for many years before she was elected to the Board. She is the Executive Director of the Universities at Shady Grove, an innovative center in the University System of Maryland supporting pathways for all students to accessible and affordable higher education and high demand career opportunities. Prior to joining the University System of Maryland, Anne served as the Director of Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs, and as a Fellow with the Virginia Tech Office of the President, responsible for advancing strategic initiatives. Her research and published work focus on the practice of inclusive management, understanding and managing organizational culture, and organizational change. Anne is a fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the National Academy of Public Administration.