Ann Stern

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In 2012, Ann Stern became the President and CEO of Houston Endowment, a private foundation with assets totaling over $1.8 billion. She leads a team that is focused on enhancing the vibrancy of greater Houston and advancing equity of opportunity for the region’s residents.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Stern was Executive Vice President of Texas Children’s Hospital. She previously served as General Counsel for the Hospital. Prior to joining Texas Children’s, she practiced law with Beck, Redden & Secrest and Andrews Kurth, and taught business law at the University of St. Thomas.

Stern received her bachelor’s degree in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She also received her juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. In 2011, she received the law school’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service.

Stern currently serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as a trustee of the Invesco Funds Board, and as a board member of the Holdsworth Center. She is a former Board chair of St. John’s School and has served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch and Texas Children’s Hospital.