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Ann Marie Stieritz is the Interim President & CEO of Liberty Fellowship. She has served as the first Chief Impact Officer for Liberty Fellowship since March of 2017, amplifying the strategic collective impact of the network of nearly 300 Liberty Fellows to advance South Carolina in the areas of public policy, health and wellness, education, economic development, and environment. Immediately prior to joining Liberty Fellowship, she was President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. An experienced strategist in driving cross-sector initiatives, Ann Marie's professional work in South Carolina has been dedicated to launching new entities to connect education and economic development by aligning resources toward common goals. She has held leadership positions at the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina Technical College System, founded the nationally recognized Apprenticeship Carolina™ program, and led the establishment of South Carolina’s 12 Regional Education Centers that serve as collaborative models for connecting business and education leadership. Outside of South Carolina, Ann Marie's experience encompasses an international focus. She was the Vice President of the Ponape Agriculture and Trade School in the Federated States of Micronesia and served with her husband in the United States Peace Corps in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. She has also facilitated international trade opportunities for businesses in the State of New Jersey and served as a Political Analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Ann Marie received her M. Phil. in Politics and M.A. in French Studies from New York University, her 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 currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the South Carolina Research Authority and is a member of the Tiffany Circle of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Ann Marie is a Fellow of the 11th class of the Liberty Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.