Robert Lambeth, Jr. 71, Anne McDougall, Esq. '79,
and Robert Lindgren
Anne McDougall, Esq. ’79 was presented the Society of Alumni Distinguished Service
Award at the Homecoming Awards presentation on October 19, 2012. Robert Lambeth
Jr. ’71 presented the award.
McDougall earned her B.A. in philosophy from Randolph-Macon College in 1979 and
her MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Richmond.
McDougall has been an attorney in private practice with Freed & Shepherd, P.C.
since 2002. She also provides a variety of consulting services to non-profit and
charitable organizations. Prior to joining Freed & Shepherd, she was the senior
vice president for business development for The Reciprocal Group.
McDougall is a Yellow Jacket through and through: She is the ninth member of her
family to graduate from R-MC. Alumni relatives include her father, Luther Derby
Jr. ’50, and her late grandfather, Luther Derby Sr. ’25.
She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, The Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar,
and the Hanover Bar Association. In addition, she is a Chartered Property and Casualty
Underwriter, the highest professional designation in the property/casualty insurance
Despite her busy schedule, McDougall finds the time to serve her community. She
is a member on the board and secretary of The Carver Promise, Inc., a mentoring
organization for inner-city school children in Richmond; she is active with Assisting
Families of Inmates, Inc.; she is a past president of the Hanover Domestic Violence
Task Force and currently serves on its board; and she serves on the Board of Regents
of the James Monroe Law Office Museum and Memorial Library.
McDougall has served as a member of the R-MC Board of Trustees since 2000, and from
1996-2000 she served on the Board of Associates. A member of the President’s Society
and Heritage Society, she stays connected to her alma mater in many ways—including
serving as a mentor for R-MC students. During J-term 2012, she provided an internship
for Jordan Walton ’12. Under her guidance, Walton learned about different types
of law, attended client consultations and accompanied McDougall on assignment. At
the end of his internship, Walton sang her praises:
“Working with such a successful alumna opened my eyes to what a Randolph-Macon degree
can mean,” said Walton. “Anne’s passion for R-MC and for her career makes me appreciate
even more my four years at Randolph-Macon.”
R-MC congratulates McDougall for her service to the college and to the community.