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Ann Skeet

Ann Skeet

Director, Leadership Ethics
408-554-5466
askeet@scu.edu

Ann Skeet is the Markkula Center's Director of Leadership Ethics, a position that directs the Center's work in business ethics, nonprofit ethics and considers the unique ethical concerns of those in leadership positions. Ann served as CEO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley for 8 years and previously for Knight Ridder at the San Jose Mercury News for a decade. In her last role there she served as Vice President of Marketing for the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Times.

Ann knows the Ethics Center well, having served as the Center's strategy consultant for the development of the Center's 2013-2020 Plan. As a member of the senior staff, she continues to play a role as a strategic adviser to the Executive Director and a board member of ISLE, the Institute on Sports Law and Ethics.

Ann has also been active in Catholic issues in Silicon Valley, having served as President of Notre Dame High School of San Jose and a board member of the Catholic Community Foundation of Silicon Valley.

In the Silicon Valley community, Ann currently serves on the board for Children's Musical Theater San Jose and Hillbrook School. She has served on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including the United Way Silicon Valley, the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, the Children's Discovery Museum, the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice (now SV Faces), the Stanford Daily, the Nonprofit Development Center (now CompassPoint Nonprofit Services). She is a founder of 1st ACT Silicon Valley.

Ann is a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University and member of Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and spent her early career working in outside plant for C&P Telephone Company.