Anne Welsh McNulty

Anne Welsh McNulty is an active philanthropist and advocate for leadership development and social change. She is the co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners, with businesses including investment management and a private philanthropic foundation. Before starting JBK Partners, she was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and a senior executive of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group.

Anne has a sustained passion for lifelong learning, and over the past decade has greatly expanded the mission she began with her late husband John to enable young people to grow as high-impact leaders. Under her leadership, the McNulty Foundation has established several initiatives that support individuals who strive to make a difference in the world, including the prestigious McNulty Prize, which recognizes the extraordinary success of young global leaders solving some of the world’s most intractable societal and environmental challenges.

As a woman who has broken barriers herself in becoming a leader in her field, Anne is an enthusiastic advocate for women’s leadership. She actively supports initiatives that increase the representation of women in leadership positions and build conscious and inclusive environments that enable women to flourish—key aims of the McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova.

Anne graduated from Villanova as valedictorian in 1975 and served on the University’s Board of Trustees for 10 years. She currently serves on the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her MBA. In addition, Anne serves as a trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Naples Children & Education Foundation, and on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the Child Mind Institute in New York and the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.