Ann Mathieson is the founder and CEO of the Marin Promise Partnership. MPP is a collective impact partnership committed to closing educational opportunity gaps by catalyzing systems change among school districts, community based organizations, funders, government and business in Marin County. COVID-19 and the shift to distance learning has exacerbated the digital divide for students and elevated MPP’s sense of urgency to ensure internet access for all students. Ann is passionate about educational equity, innovation and community. She has been a trustee and Board Chair of the Marin Community Foundation and was elected twice to the Kentfield School Board where she served as President. Prior to founding MPP in 2012, Ann’s was a marketing executive, first at Hallmark Cards and then with Collagen Corporation, a biotech startup in Silicon Valley. She has a BS from Indiana University and an MBA from Stanford University. She lives in Kentfield with her husband Andy and they have four children.