Ann Marie Stieritz was named President & CEO of Liberty Fellowship in 2019. She joined Liberty Fellowship as its inaugural Chief Impact Officer in 2017, having served as President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness the prior three years. Ann Marie’s other professional roles in South Carolina include Deputy Executive Director of the University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement; Vice President for Economic and Workforce Competitiveness of the South Carolina Technical College System; and Founding Director of the nationally recognized Apprenticeship Carolina™ initiative.
Long committed to global engagement, Ann Marie previously worked as Vice President of the Ponape Agricultural & Trade School in the Federated States of Micronesia and with the US Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. She also served as a Political Analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in New York and as an International Trade Associate for the State of New Jersey.
Ann Marie has served on numerous professional and volunteer boards throughout her career. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Columbia Museum of Art; a member of the Tiffany Circle of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; Chair of the Central SC chapter of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross; an inaugural member of the Governing Board for the newly-founded national non-profit Apprenticeships for America; and a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Xavier University.
Ann Marie received her M. Phil. (A.B.D.) in Politics and her M.A. in French Studies from New York University, a Diplôme d’études from the l’Université de Paris-la Sorbonne, and her B.A. in History and French summa cum laude from Xavier University. She is a Liberty Fellow from the class of 2016 and an Aspen Institute-certified moderator.