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US Rugby Foundation Welcomes Two New Directors to The Board

August 17, 2022

The US Rugby Foundation is pleased to welcome Liz Goldenberg and Anne Barry to the Foundations Board of Directors. “We are incredibly fortunate to have Liz and Anne accept our invitation to join our Board,” said US Rugby Foundation President, Brian Vizard. “Both bring years of experience in both rugby and business, and they are still very passionate about the sport. They are already familiar with many members of the Board having been involved with the game for so long. I look forward to working more closely with them in the coming years.”

Liz Goldenberg

Liz Goldenberg is Bloomberg LP’s Global Market Specialist for Liquidity and Securities Lending & Finance, responsible for consulting with both internal and external clients on product development, solutions for market dislocations, analytics & data. In her 22 years with the firm, Goldenberg also served as a global product & business manager in charge of a portfolio that included inflation, non-equity research, capital structure, syndicated loans, distressed debt, pricing, liquidity & transparency, credit ratings, data mining and fixed-income relative value.

Goldenberg spent six years as a journalist at Bloomberg News, rising in three years from money markets reporter to managing editor in charge of foreign exchange, derivatives, real estate and global debt coverage. She led market coverage during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Enron and WorldCom bankruptcies, the GE Credit funding crisis, the California power crisis, as well as the pre-financial crisis capital crunch experienced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She appeared regularly on Bloomberg TV & radio.

Before joining Bloomberg News, Goldenberg spent more than 12 years at TD Bank in New York as a fixed-income trader and desk head. She worked at National Westminster Bank (USA) after graduating from Mount Holyoke College with an A.B. in Philosophy and Politics.A native of Dayton, Ohio, who grew up in Potomac, Maryland, Goldenberg also worked in the media relations office of the Reagan White House. She served two terms on the Bond Market Association Board of Directors, was a member of the Metropolitan New York Rugby Union Board of Directors and handled the press and media for the US National Rugby Teams.

She started playing rugby in college and then with Cornell Medical and Gotham City in Manhattan. Goldenberg founded the New York Aliens invitational rugby team, which brought together players from around the world to play in the New York 7s with US Eagles veterans. The team participated in the tournament for five years, winning three consecutive championships.

Anne Barry, JD, MPH

Anne M. Barry has recently completed six years of service to Ramsey County, Minnesota as the Director of Social Services in Ramsey County and the Director of the St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health Department.

Prior to her service at the county level, Barry spent more than three decades in cabinet level positions within state government, working in health, human services and finance in the administrations of four Minnesota governors.

Barry worked for 10 years at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, serving as Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner. She also served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health from 1995 to 1999 and Deputy Commissioner of Finance for two separate Governors from 1999-2005. After a brief hiatus from state government in 2005, Barry returned to the Minnesota Department of Human Services in 2006 as the inaugural Chief Compliance Officer for the department until her appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Human Services in 2011. While Commissioner of the Department of Health, Barry partnered with the community and the Urban League to publish the first report on the disparities in health outcomes in Minnesota. Since its publication, Barry has been a vocal and active champion of advancing equity, dismantling and reconstructing structures that produce poor health outcomes, and working to reduce the unfair disparities in health outcomes that persist in our community.

Barry earned her juris doctorate from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a master’s of public health administration degree from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in occupational therapy from St. Catherine University. Barry is also adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions.

Barry began her rugby career as a player for the Twin Cities Amazons, playing for select teams at both the state and regional (Midwest) level. Her administrative positions included President of the Minnesota Rugby Union for almost 20 years, Minnesota Youth Rugby Board Member and President, Midwest Board and USA Rugby Board Member from 1990-2004 and served as both the Treasurer and President of USA Rugby.  

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