Anne Wallestad

President and CEO


Anne Wallestad serves as President & CEO of BoardSource, a national nonprofit that works to inspire and support excellence in nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership. Under her leadership, she has overseen a period of significant growth and change for the organization, including the launch of a year-round board development program that emphasizes assessment-driven reflection and change. She has also spearheaded several new leadership initiatives, including the Stand for Your Mission campaign, which challenges boards to prioritize advocacy as a key lever for mission impact. With nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the social sector, Wallestad held leadership positions with a number of local and national nonprofit organizations prior to joining BoardSourceā€™s leadership team in December 2008. Anne chairs the board of Capital City Public Charter School and serves on the regional advisory board for Drake University, where she earned a BA in sociology and English.