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Ann J. Shakelford, CFRE

Senior Consultant

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Ann’s varied professional career spans the nonprofit and corporate worlds. She consults regularly on human resources issues as well as grant writing and reporting, development and fundraising, strategic planning, and board and staff training. Ann honed these skills while serving as senior staff at a startup nonprofit in the Mississippi Delta, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, and currently as Director of Community Development and Partnerships for Teach for America, Mississippi.


Previously she worked for 10 years as an officer of a publicly traded company (DPL on NYSE), where she managed human resources, public relations, legal issues and merger transition. Additionally, she launched and administered the corporate giving program at Delta and Pine Land Company and served as the corporate ethics officer.


Ann is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in English with postgraduate courses in communications and fundraising, and is nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

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