A pioneer for women, transplanted Louisiana native Anne Armstrong has served in various capacities, including political, academic, and commercial. Her long list of public service includes the distinction of being the first woman in a cabinet-level position (Nixon and Ford Administration), the first American woman ambassador to Great Britain and Court of St. James (1976-77), and the first woman to chair the Intelligence Advisory Board (1981-1990). Due to her contributions, Ms. Armstrong was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1986 and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1987.