Anita Barker Weeks recently was named president of the board of trustees at Miss Porter’s School. Weeks is vice president and private client lending specialist in Boston at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup Global Markets. Inc. She is a member of the William Smith Class of 1981. The full press release from Miss Porter’s School is below.
Anita Barker Weeks Becomes President of Board of Trustees of Miss Porter’s School
Farmington, Conn. – Anita Barker Weeks is the new president of the Miss Porter’s School Board of Trustees. A certified financial planner, she is vice president and private client lending specialist in Boston at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup Global Markets. Inc. Weeks, who is known as Penny, graduated from the School in 1977, and lives with her husband and two children in Arlington, Mass. She joined the MPS Board of Trustees in 1998.
“Penny brings to the job her professional experience, her years of involvement in Miss Porter’s and her deep commitment tot eh School – a powerful combination,” said Milbrey Rennie Taylor MPS 1664, chairman of the Miss Porter’s School Board of Trustees.
A graduate of William Smith College, Weeks received a Certificate of Special Studies in administration and management from Harvard and a diploma in financial planning from Boston University. Directly after college, she joined a Boston-area back as a management trainee and has continued in the financial services field, primarily in the area of private banking and wealth management. She is a member of the Financial Women’s Association of Boston, the Boston Estate Planning Council and the Independent School Chairpersons Association.
Founded by Sarah Porter in 1843, Miss Porter’s School is a college preparatory boarding and day school for 325 girls in grades nine through 12. Its diverse student body hails from 28 states and 10 foreign countries, with 7 percent international students and 22 percent students of color. Thirty-six percent of students receive financial aid. More information is available at www.missporters.org.