Anne Linsdau

Anne Linsdau

School of Communication

Anne Linsdau

2006 Alumni Academy Inductee

Anne is the Vice President of Human Resources with McCain Foods USA, Inc., which is the USA's corporate office of this global food manufacturer. With revenues of $7 billion, McCain Foods Limited is a privately-owned, multinational leader in the frozen food industry.

After graduating from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where she earned her BA in Communication in 1976, she went on to complete her Masters in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Since college, Anne has worked in the human resource field starting with 16 years at Allied Signal Inc. Allied Signal is an often-cited example of a company that committed itself to world-class human resource and leadership practices. From 1978 to 1994, Anne played a significant role in the development of the highly recognized programs. Since 1994, Anne has held the top Human Resource position in industry-leading companies such as RR Donnelly, Fortune Brands and Merisant. Anne has expertise in the areas of staffing, change management, compensation and benefits, international human resources and labor relations.

Anne is on the Conference Board Advisory Council of the Human Resource Planning Society. She is also a member of the Human Resources Association of Chicago as well as the Society of Human Resources. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Jeanette Rank Foundation which is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing educational assistance to disadvantaged women. In 1978, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awarded one grant in the amount of $500 -- in 2005, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awarded 65 grants in the amount of $2,000 each.

Anne and her husband, Walter, live in Lake Forest, Illinois.

 

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