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Ann Manning – Future First Initiative Director

Ann Manning is known as a passionate advocate for justice. Her work with Future First and the 2014 Women’s Congress combine her long time interest in economic justice with a relatively new awakening to the need for environmental justice.

Ann was Interim Executive Director for United for a Fair Economy in Boston, MA and consults with Wealth for the Common Good on economic reforms as well as creating the New Economy. She has held board leadership roles with organizations including Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, the YWCA of Minneapolis, and Habitat for Humanity Minnesota.

Ann has over 30 years of experience in executive and consulting roles, focusing on strategy, leadership and group facilitation. Her professional experience includes domestic and international assignments with Medtronic, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC and Wilson Learning.

Ann has a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a master’s in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor of science in business administration from Old Dominion University.