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Rotary inducts two new members

By Staff | Nov 27, 2015

The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown inducted two new members at its regular breakfast meeting Nov. 17 at the Bavarian Inn. The new members are Ann Marie Legreid and Richard Anson.

Legreid is the Dean of the School of Business and Social Sciences at Shepherd University.

Prior to her arrival at Shepherd in 2008, she held several administrative and academic positions at the University of Central Missouri.

She has long been active in community affairs. Locally, this has included serving on the board of the Gateway New Economy Council and coordinating an international education and geocaching project with Martinsburg High School.

She earned undergraduate and Doctorate degrees in Cultural and Urban Economic Geography at the University of Wisconsin. She resides in Shepherdstown.

Anson is an international development economist, with focus on international agricultural development. He has worked for a wide range of international agencies and government clients, and served 24 years as a sector analyst, team leader, and advisor for the World Bank..

When he retired in 2002, he co-founded a non-profit organization called Ezekiel’s Place, which he still co-directs. The organization includes a Justice and Peace Academy with a strong orientation to promoting environmental sustainability, sound governance, community ethics and integrity and working with other like-minded partners to bring a community voice to program implementation.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Economic Development from Georgetown University.

He and his wife Barbara live in Shenandoah Junction.

The Shepherdstown Rotary Club’s membership currently totals 62.