“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 vice president of Community Impact for The Saint Paul & Minnesota Community Foundations. In this role, she works to ensure that the Foundations’ financial 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 falling in love with Saint Paul while serving as the city’s deputy mayor.
Additionally, Ann serves on a number of community boards and initiatives, including the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota, Center for Economic Inclusion, Generation Next, Minneapolis Saint Paul Workforce Innovation Network, MinneMinds, The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Wild Foundation. She is the co-chair of Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's College Savings Accounts Task Force. 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 daughters, chatting with friends or enjoying nature. She lives in the Selby-Dale neighborhood of Saint Paul with her husband and four daughters.