Anne L. Howard-Tristani is President of Howard-Tristani International Consulting, specializing in Government Relations, Public Affairs, Higher Education and International Education and Cultural Affairs. During her career she worked at an executive administrative level for two major Hispanic Serving Institutions of higher education in Puerto Rico, the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR), as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the UPR’s Office of Federal and External Affairs; and, the Ana G. Mendez University System, a private University system, as Vice-Chancellor of International, Federal and Corporate Affairs, at the Universidad del Este. Mrs. Howard-Tristani is also a former Carter Administration official and worked as Special Assistant to the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Mrs. Howard-Tristani is also currently working on an oral history and book project about the lives and legacies of her late Uncle, former U.S. Vice-President and Senator from Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey and her late Mother, Frances Humphrey Howard, a pioneer with the United Nations Association of the USA, a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Civil Servant, entitled: Sibling Citizens: The Lives and Legacies of Hubert H. Humphrey and Frances Humphrey Howard.

Following her public service in the Carter Administration, Mrs. Howard-Tristani became Vice- President of International Affairs of Fraser Associates, a public affairs firm. She later founded and served as President of Anne L. Howard and Associates, an international government relations and public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. servicing clients globally and in the U.S. After moving to Puerto Rico in 1990, Mrs. Howard was appointed the first Executive Director of the Felisa Rincon de Gautier Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation and Museum created as a living memorial to the legacy of the first woman elected Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico as well as the first woman elected Mayor of a major capital city in the Americas.

Earlier in her career, Mrs. Howard- Tristani worked as a Professional Staff Member for the U.S. House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Subcommittee on Economic Development, and prior to that for the Population Crisis Committee, a non-profit international family planning organization. Mrs. Howard-Tristani was promoted to the U.S. Senior Executive Service and awarded the Prednisone News of Recognition by President Jimmy Carter. She was also awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Congressional Liaison Work by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Mrs. Howard-Tristani serves on the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution; the Board of Directors of The Embassy Series; and on the Advisory Councils of the United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area (UNA/NCA) and the Washington Opera Society.

Mrs. Howard-Tristani received an M.A. in Political Science from Georgetown University; a B.S. Cum Laude in Public Relations Journalism from Boston University, School of Public Communications; and, is a graduate of the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executive Service Program. She is married to Dennis Chavez Tristani and they have three adult children.

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