Anne Huntington Sharma is the President and a Board Member of Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. Anne oversees business strategy and growth initiatives, including partnerships, marketing, digital and technological transformation, and franchise development.
Anne is involved in the arts as a collector, producer, philanthropist, curator, and founder of AMH Industries, a creative agency for contemporary art and culture. She is an associate producer on the Emmy nominated HBO documentary, ‘The Price of Everything’ and an associate producer on the documentary ‘The Art of Making It’. To date, Anne has curated more than 30 exhibits across the country and raised over $30 million dollars for various philanthropic causes.
Additionally, Anne is active with arts, education, and business organizations. She is a board member for the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Art Advisory Board member for NYC’s Coalition for the Homeless, member of the Women’s Franchise Committee for the International Franchise Association, member of the International Director’s Council at the Guggenheim Museum, and a founding member of the Future Leadership Council at the Whitney Museum. For her service, Anne has been recognized by SmartCEO, Apollo Magazine, and Moves Magazine. She has also been honored as a Woman of Wonder by Franchise Dictionary Magazine, named to the NJBIZ Education Top 50 list, as well as the NJBIZ 40 under 40. Most recently, Anne was named one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business and was awarded the Silver distinction for the American Business Awards, Maverick category. Anne received her BA from Colgate University.
As her advisor for several years, I have had the opportunity to see firsthand how Anne turns her ideas into reality; a reality that sets the company up for success. She makes everything look seamless and always has a smile even when faced with challenges. She is thoughtful and strategic in her thinking. She is a focused, problem-solver who empathically guides the team and company forward. With the COVID-19 crisis, Anne’s leadership skills have been tested and there is no doubt that she has gone, and continues to go, above and beyond showing that she is a true leader.
For nearly a decade, Anne has been a driving force behind the Coalition for the Homeless’ annual benefit auction and gala, ARTWALK NY, as an Art Advisory Board member and dedicated supporter. Her fundraising and partnership expertise has helped us to surpass our goals through her brilliant and tireless work bringing in new artist donations and funders. Anne’s commitment and support has had a tremendous impact to our community.