STAR STUDENT DAY! Find and Follow Your North STAR

STAR STUDENT DAY!   Find and Follow Your North STAR
Feb 14, 2017
Ann Cramer, Sr. Consultant, Coxe Curry & Assoc.
STAR STUDENT DAY! Find and Follow Your North STAR
Ann Wilson Cramer, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a degree in mathematics. She is serving as a Sr Consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates after retiring from a long and successful career at the IBM Corporation, where she started as a Systems Engineer in Jacksonville and retired as its Director for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs for the Americas.  Ann and her husband, Jeff, live in Inman Park and are active at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, where Ann has served as Senior Warden of the Vestry.  They are the proud parents of two adult children, Megan and Wil and his wife Lauren.
 
Ann’s commitment to and involvement with children and youth has been a lifelong journey. Even though she is retired from her job at IBM, she continues her work with the improvement of conditions for families and children. In support of those priority faith and focus areas, Ann served as chair of the Atlanta Public School Superintendent Search Committee and currently serves as chair of Public Broadcasting Atlanta, the ARC Educated SubCommittee and the Atlanta Partners for Education.  She is past chair of many more organizations and currently on the boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber Education Committee, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Public Education Foundation.   She serves on several non-profit organization boards including the Council on Foundations, Woodruff Arts Center, and more.
 
Likewise, she has served on the Executive Committee of the Council on Foundations as chair of both the Policy and Corporate Committees, chair of  the  United Way of America’s National Corporate Leaders Council, chair of the Conference Board’s Business Education Council, and the Executive Committee of both the US Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center where she was awarded its first Lifetime Achievement Award in Corporate Citizenship.
 
In support of children, youth and education, Ann most recently chaired the Workforce Development Task Force for the Governor’s Commission for a New Georgia. Ann has chaired the Governor’s Child Protective Services Task Force, served as Chairman of the Governor's Commission on Children and Youth and co-chaired the Governor's Welfare Reform Task Force, the Governor's Policy Council for Children and Families and the Grady Foundation, the Governor's Action Council for Safe Kids and led a team developing Voices for Georgia’s Children. 
 
Ann has received numerous awards.  Recently, she was recognized with the first Lifetime Achievement Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business listing and listed among Georgia Trend’s 30 Years of Influence. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service at Clayton State University and was honored with the inaugural ARC Harry West Visionary Leadership Award and the BIG Voice for Children award from Voices for Georgia’s Children.
 
Involved in the community, Ann is past chair of the United Way of Metro-Atlanta, Leadership Atlanta, Research Atlanta, the Arts and Business Council; the WorldClass Schools Foundation; past president of the Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. and was selected by the YWCA for its first Outstanding Women of Achievement Recognition in 1984.  She has participated in Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia and the Regional Leadership Institute, is a member of Outstanding Atlanta, and chaired Leadership Atlanta's 25th Anniversary Celebration.   Also, she chaired the Volunteer Task Force for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG), was appointed the public member and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
 
INTRODUCTION:  Mary Pat Crouch
INVOCATION:  Rodgers Lunsford