Portrait of Anne Odonnell

Anne O'Donnell

Senior Executive Director of Development, Corporate Relations, UC San Diego

Since January 2017, Anne leads a new Central Corporate Relations Office to develop holistic relationships with companies to support UC San Diego’s strategic plan and fundraising objectives. Anne works with the UC San Diego Chancellor and Deans on strategic corporate initiatives from both advancement and sponsored research. Anne served over 17 years at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering building corporate engagement programs, first as the Director of the Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) with 75+ high technology and life science member companies for custom access to faculty, research, students. Anne continued to build new corporate engagement models as the Executive Director, Corporate Research Partnerships where she built the first seven of the Dean’s Agile Centers of Excellence–multidisciplinary faculty teams focused on technologies that are highly relevant to industry. Under Anne, CAP ran the Team Internship Program and started Executive Education Engineering degree programs. An alumna of Mount Holyoke College, Anne went on to Harvard University earning a Master’s in Public Policy and a Master’s in Theology. Anne is an ICF-certified professional leadership coach.