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Anne M. Burridge, 2000 Bachelor of Music

After nine years with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Annie Burridge joined Austin Opera as the general director in the fall of 2016. Her fast track at Opera Philadelphia took her from associate director of development in 2007 to director of development (2009), to senior vice president (2012) to managing director (2015). During her time there she increased annual fundraising by 183 percent and oversaw a comprehensive rebranding campaign. Following her degree at Penn State, Annie earned a master's degree in opera performance at the New England Conservatory of music, followed by Master's Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.