Ann Ziker presently serves as Executive Director of The Brown Foundation, Inc. Previously, she held several roles at YES Prep Public Schools, including Executive Vice President; Executive Director (interim); and Vice President for Advancement. Prior to joining YES Prep, Ann served as the founding Managing Director for Education Pioneers-Houston. From 2008 to 2010, Ann worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she served public and private sector clients on a variety of strategic and organizational issues. She began her career as a high school social studies teacher in large, comprehensive Texas high school. Ann holds a BA in Sociology & Political Science (magna cum laude) and a doctorate in History from Rice University. She and her husband Ben have lived in Houston for many years and have two children, ages 8 and 5.