Wife, Mom, Sister, Marathoner, Agent for Good
Chief Operating Officer,Vitae Foundation
VP Communications, National LIFE Runners
Advisory Board Member, Aid for Women
Anne graduated summa cum laude from William Woods University with a BS in Business Management. Prior to joining the Vitae Foundation in 2005, she held leadership positions with Missouri Right for Life, Missouri Catholic Conference, and the Samaritan Center.
The values Anne holds dear ignited a fire that has never ceased – a desire to change our culture to one that has a greater respect for human life; enhancing and not threatening its existence. Her accomplishments are products of these values that were shaped by her community, beginning with her parents, George and Eleanor Hitz.
As the COO and Senior Market Director at Vitae, Anne credits her pro-life commitment to her parents and her Catholic faith. In that role, Anne has led some of Vitae’s most significant efforts. Most notable was a $2 million campaign that had national impact. Anne also spearheaded an aggressive six-year ad campaign directing pregnant women in need to centers offering free support services which, to date, has saved over 1,000 babies. She manages Vitae’s social media and her blog, Running for Life, which has a readership spanning 88 countries. Anne has finished six half's and one full marathon with her team, the National LIFE Runners, who raise funds for pregnancy help centers. She is their VP Communications and also an advisory board member for Aid for Women, Chicago's largest network of pregnancy help centers that includes a home for pregnant women in need.
Anne has been married for 31 years to Jim Carmichael and has one son, Alex and two step-children, Carrie and Rich. She is a lifelong member of St. Peter Catholic Church.