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An experienced strategist in building cross-sector collaborations and mission-based organizations, Ann Marie joined Liberty Fellowship as its inaugural Chief Impact Officer after serving as President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Among her other professional roles, she served as 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 was Founding Director of the nationally-recognized Apprenticeship Carolina™ initiative. Long committed to global engagement, Ann Marie worked in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in addition to serving as a Political Analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in New York. She is member of the Tiffany Circle of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and and currently serves on the Tiffany Circle National Council of the American Red Cross. She has also been recognized as a Guatemala Literacy Fellow by Rotary International. A Fellow from the Class of 2016, Ms. Stieritz received her M. Phil. (A.B.D.) in Politics and 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.