“My passion is building strong and equitable communities where all people can thrive.”
A longtime advocate for the city of Saint Paul, Ann serves as executive vice president for the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations. In this role, she supports the Foundations’ board and client foundations – F. R. Bigelow Foundation and Mardag Foundation – and provides leadership to the Marketing & Communications and Community Impact Teams. In this role, she ensures the Foundations’ resources support nonprofit organizations and community groups - building community capacity and partnering on community issues.
Ann joined the Foundations in 2010. Prior to this, she spent five years serving as Saint Paul’s deputy mayor and as a marketing executive with The Nature Conservancy.
Ann serves on a number of community boards and initiatives, including the Center for Economic Inclusion, Mayor Carter’s Saint Paul College Savings Account Task Force, Generation Next, Minneapolis Saint Paul Workforce Innovation Network (MSPWin), MinneMinds, The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Wild Foundation. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in telecommunications and political science.
When Ann is not working to build a stronger community, she is likely hanging out with her four daughters, chatting with friends or enjoying nature. She lives in the Selby-Dale neighborhood of Saint Paul with her husband and daughters.