Ann Welch joined Longy in 2013 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Over her tenure, Ann has overseen Longy’s strategic plan, shaping curricular and programmatic innovation to transform conservatory education. In addition to developing and teaching Longy’s entrepreneurship program, Ann serves on the design teams for key initiatives. She has held several roles at Longy, including Director of Strategic Initiatives and Acting Chief Financial Officer. With oversight of the Operations team, Ann has functional responsibility for the business office, human resources, labor relations, facilities, and IT.
Ann’s career prioritized the arts and nonprofit sector for nearly twenty years. She served as Director of Development for the Austin Film Society (TX), and as an Executive Director at CCS, providing development consulting and capital campaign management to education, healthcare, and cultural nonprofits in New York and Georgia. Ann has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and BA from Vassar College.