Prior to becoming the President of AZ Consultants, Ann spent many years in higher education administration, including serving as Dean of Students, Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and Director of Student Orientation Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to her private practice, Ann recently retired as a consultant for the Office of Quality Improvement at the UW-Madison, specializing in strategic planning and accelerated process improvement, meeting facilitation, leadership development, and principles and tools of quality improvement.
She offers an additional focus in workplace climate and culture issues, customer-centered service delivery, process design, workforce alignment and organization redesign. She has done work with colleges and universities nation-wide, not-for-profit organizations, school systems, governing boards, hospitals, state agencies, credit unions and small and large businesses.
Ann has a Master's Degree in Education and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Ann's expertise in these areas, as well as her background in planning and implementing performance review systems, employee motivation workshops, and personal goals setting, makes her a perfect presenter in the area of creative employee incentive programs, professional development, improving workplace relationships, leaders’ change readiness, and "best practices" in project management.