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.