Ann brings more than 25 years of nonprofit development and for-profit marketing communications experience to Social Venture Partners Minnesota. She is a native to Minnesota and has spent her entire career with a heart on making Minnesota a better place to live and work.
Her expertise is significantly growing the base of sustainable contributions as well as corporate relations. Prior to joining SVP, Ann was Director of National Advancement for Jeremiah Program, and she also had a successful career in development at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, as well as TPT (Twin Cities Public Television). Ann’s 10+ years of for-profit work included marketing communications at (now) Delta Airlines and at Colle + McVoy.
Her community service includes volunteering at Treehouse for Youth and her church. She also served on the board of Hopkins Education Foundation. Ann received a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts (Go Gophers!). She has a newly-blended family, and together they have five adult sons, two adult daughters, three daughters-in-law and soon-to-be three grandbabies!