Anne Popp Lewis ’92, ’06, ’11 is the epitome of public servant.
Anne Popp Lewis serves as an assistant county administrator in Loudoun County, Virginia, and joins the other members of the Office of the County Administrator in directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of all Loudoun county departments and agencies that are under the direct control of the Board of Supervisors.
Prior to her appointment with Loudoun County, Lewis served as senior vice president of Springsted | Waters Executive Recruitment, as well as deputy city manager of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and assistant city manager of Winchester, Virginia.
Now, Lewis oversees Public Affairs and Communications; Emergency Management; Animal Services; Parks, Recreation and Community Services; and Loudoun County’s Legislative Program.
At the end of the day, Lewis is committed to the mission of making peoples’ lives better.
We can all have an impact at the local level. I like to be a part of and see the positive influence that we have on making our world better to live, work, learn, play and prosper. To me, there is no better career than working in local government.”
Her community involvement doesn’t stop there. She has served as president of the Harrisonburg/Rockingham United Way, and member of Rotary and the Salvation Army and currently serves as co-director of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival© Village at Orchard Ridge Queen’s Dinner.
As a member of the SU Alumni Association Board of Directors, Lewis is Shenandoah through and through. She not only holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, but a graduate certificate in Public Management as well.
Lewis is excited to see what’s in store for the next 50 years of Shenandoah’s history. “It’s been exciting to participate in activities associated with Shenandoah’s 50th anniversary and the branding process. I feel like we are really focused on being the best university we can and being inclusive of people, environment and community,” she said.
Lewis and her husband, Gene, who manages the Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield, live in Cross Junction, Va. Their daughter, Maddie, teaches elementary school in North Carolina.