Ann

– Legal Liaison & Community Collaborator

Weaver of talents, ideas, people and projects

Ann joined the game-changing team of SnapIT Solutions™ in October of 2019. As a seasoned attorney and vivacious advocate for diverse businesses, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge having served as Corporate Counsel in the dynamic business setting of Kansas City’s icon, H&R Block; as well as its thriving entrepreneurial community with Think Big Partners. Ann provides cross-functional legal support for SnapIT, where she focuses on identifying risks and mitigating potential actions by implementing organizational efficiencies and best-in-class practices, as well as fortifying legal and compliance frameworks.

Ann is passionate to serve and support our vibrant Heartland entrepreneurial ecosystem inspiring others in STEM fields and helping to bring enhanced opportunities to our underserved communities. Ann’s personal passion is to boost KC to the #1 ranking for Women in Tech (KC follows in #2 ranking behind D.C. for 4 consecutive years, falling most recently, according to SmartAsset, to #7 in the nation).

Ann holds a B.S. from the University of Central Missouri in Criminal Justice and a minor in Communications (1993), and a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law (1999). Ann is a licensed attorney in good standing in the State of Missouri.

Career Highlights

  • November 15, 2019, Ann was honored with a National Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business for her achievements at the 16th Annual Stevie Awards Gala in New York City. The prestigious honor recognized Ann for her leadership, mentorship, assistance & support of women business owners in the Midwest region.

  • National Women’s Futures Conference, Board Member, since 2019.

  • Blue River Watershed Association, Board Member, 2016-2019.

  • 2016-2019, Ann opened and successfully managed the KC office of the Women’s Business Development Center (“WBDC”) for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”) certification serving the Midwest Region.

  • Various multi-industry panel contributions and Women’s Employment Network, Annual Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, 500+ attendee standing ovation, 2018.

Ann & her two children reside in Overland Park, Kansas. Ann is grateful for the opportunity to serve wholeheartedly in KC, the heart of the USA! Collectively, we have the capacity to positively impact the future of KC, our country & our world.