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Ann Skeet
Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Ann Skeet

Ann (Gregg) 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 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 the Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange. 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, Hillbrook School, the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice (now SV Faces), the Stanford Daily, and 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.

St. Ignatius and 500 Years of Leadership Advice

By Ann Skeet
Ignatius of Loyola was a man well ahead of his time. Nearly 500 years ago he honed in on realities about leadership that still resonate today and...
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Discovering America’s Virtues in a Wildfire

By Ann Skeet
In between two extraordinary political conventions, my husband and I found a few days to get away to one of California’s treasures, the...
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2 Skills You Can't Leave Home (or College) Without

By Ann Skeet
Knowing right from wrong. Children learn that by kindergarten. Having a polite, meaningful conversation. Certainly by high school...
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What Gattaca Taught My 6th Grader About Ethics

By Ann Skeet
Based on what we see in American and global business, it’s evident concern for others must be taught well past the playground. For example...
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