Fall Lecture: Anne “Dede” Neal Petri, Frederick Law Olmsted and His Parks

Anne “Dede” Neal Petri, Frederick Law Olmsted and His Parks 
November 10
1:30-2:30 PM 
In-Person at OLLI

Anne “Dede” Neal Petri is the President/CEO of the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), the only national organization dedicated solely to advancing the life and legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and the Olmsted Firms. Before coming to NAOP, she was the 42nd president of The Garden Club of America. In 1995, she co-founded the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), a non-profit dedicated to higher education, serving as president from 2003 to 2016.

She also served as General Counsel and Congressional Liaison for the National Endowment for the Humanities and worked as a First Amendment and Communications Lawyer and Senior Vice President of the Recording Industry Association of America. She graduated from Harvard College with an AB in American history and literature (where she was first introduced to Frederick Law Olmsted) and received her JD from Harvard Law School where she was the first woman President of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.


Reservations are required to attend in-person lectures. In-person lectures will be held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor. Registration for the above lecture will open here at 10:00 AM on the Friday prior to the lecture. The direct registration link will also be included in the Friday newsletter the week prior. You must have an OLLI account to register. If you do not have one, you can create an account when going to register. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat.