As Managing Director, Ann supports organizational development and strategic planning, and oversees day-to-day operations. Ann also directs the Network’s national marketing and communications strategy, developing plans and activities to raise awareness of the Network, its services and resources, and its role in improving public health. Before joining the Network, Ann worked extensively in broadcast and digital media, creating and executing strategies in business development and marketing for a major public media network and its nationally distributed, on-air and online content. Ann earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s degree in Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas.