Rotary International Foundation District Chair
Oct 24, 2018
Anna-Mae Kobbe
Rotary International Foundation District Chair

Dr. Kobbe is the Rotary International Foundation District 7620 Chair. She served as District Governor in 2016-2017. She was inducted in to the Rotary Club of College Park in 2000 and served as Club President in 2008-2009. Her district experience includes serving on numerous district committees. 

Her district experience includes serving as Administrative Assistant to DG Bette Lewis and DG Jay Kumar, Area Governor, District Trainer, member of the District Global Grant Scholarship Committee, member of the Rotary/Gallaudet Scholarship Committee, and serving as the District Paul Harris Society Chair.  Anna-Mae is a Rotary Leadership Institute graduate, a Paul Harris Fellow, a Paul Harris Society member, and a Major Donor.

Her career was with the U. S. Department of Agriculture/Land-Grant University System’s Cooperative Extension Service.  She began her career with the University of Missouri Extension Service, was on the faculty with the University of Tennessee Extension Service, and served as a National Program Leader and Division Director at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.  She retired from the Federal government in 2006.  She served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Kentucky, School of Human Environmental Sciences from 2006 to 2008.

Anna-Mae was born and raised in Iowa.  She holds a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education from Northwest Missouri State University, a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Anna-Mae is married to Doug Newell, also a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of College Park.  They live in University Park, Maryland.  They are members of University Christian Church in Hyattsville, Maryland.