Ann is the Director of U.S. Federal Government Affairs for DMGS. As a Government Affairs & Intellectual Property Attorney, Ann has broad experience working with all branches of government, and has subject matter expertise on U.S. and International Research & Development policy and programs.
Ann continues to manage the United States Israel Science & Technology Foundation [USISTF]. She directs the organization’s operations and programs to develop new initiatives to facilitate R&D cooperative opportunities among U.S. and Israeli institutions. In performing this role, Ann has extensive experience in the development and facilitation of InternationalR&D Agreements at both the Federal & State level.
Before joining on the USISTF as its Executive Director, Ann served as a Legislative Assistant and Counsel to United States Senator Jim Bunning. While working as Senior Staff in the U.S. Senate, she managed a diverse legislative portfolio which included Commerce, Science & Technology, Homeland Security, Aviation, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Workforce Development issues.
Ann has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physics and is a licensed Attorney from Lake Forest College where she swam as a four years on their NCAA III Swim Team. She graduated from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, internationally known for its top Intellectual Property Law Program. While in law school, and served on the Executive Editorial Board for the JMLS Journal of Computer & Information Law, while also completing her first marathon while in law school.
Ann is active with a number of civic and professional associations including the International Republican Institute [IRI], and the American Bar Association [ABA]. For IRI, Ann has deployed as an International Election Observer, a trainer in organizational management, and proudly serves on IRI’s Women’s Democracy Network. With the ABA, Ann participates in the International, Intellectual Property, and Science Technology Sections. Though work and civic involvement, Ann has been working in over 20 countries. In her free time, Ann enjoys competitive swimming, training for marathons, and most important spending time with her family.