Henrietta Saunders, CFA, is the Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF). She was elected in June 2016. Prior to joining the Board she was the 2016 Budget Committee Chair and served on the 2014 Budget Committee for the national League. She also has served for four years as President of the League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region, a 4-state Interleague Organization (from 2012-2016) and previously served as Treasurer of that ILO. Henrietta is a 20-year member of the League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe (IL) and served on her local league board.
Ms. Saunders’ non-League experience includes 16 years of Commercial Banking, including Institutional Trading and Investment. Previous to that, she worked at the Citizen/Labor Energy Coalition and the United Food and Commercial Workers Midwest Health and Pension Funds. She also homeschooled her two, now grown, sons. She has volunteered for numerous causes throughout her life, and currently serves on the Board of the Delta Institute in Chicago, and is the Chair of the Natural Resources Commission for the Village of Glenview.
She has a BA in Organizational Behavior from Brown University, an MBA in Finance from University of Chicago, and an MS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.
Ms. Saunders is married and lives with her husband in Glenview, Illinois.