Renee Pietrangelo

Chief Executive Officer, American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)

Renee Pietrangelo Renee Pietrangelo was appointed CEO of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) in November 1999. Since that time, she has orchestrated the development/transition of infrastructure, systems, processes and governance structure to support the vision and mission of ANCOR. This includes the creation of the ANCOR Foundation, a nonprofit 501© 3 education and research organization, as well as a for-profit service arm of ANCOR; organization relocation to expanded headquarters facilities; and the launch of a National Advocacy Campaign to address the critical issues of direct support staffing shortages and inadequate reimbursement to cover wages and benefits.

Prior to ANCOR, she served as chief operating officer and managing director of GAMA International, a nonprofit professional association in the financial services industry. She joined GAMA International in 1983 as director of education and training.

As chief operating officer, she had general administrative and fiscal responsibility for GAMA International operations and staff in Washington, D.C. She also had developmental and oversight responsibility for many of GAMA International's education and training programs and services, particularly in the area of leadership competencies development and creating a values-centered culture.

From 1991-1999 she served as managing director of the General Agents and Managers Association Foundation, responsible for administering the Foundation and serving as principal liaison in the development of the Foundation's research projects. Through 1999, the Foundation had raised $4.5 million in pledges.

Renee received her doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1996. Her focus of study was ethics and human values. From 1985 to the present she has served as fundraising chair for El Salvador Medical Relief, a charitable organization supporting outreach programs and medical clinics in El Salvador.