Ann M. Hovland
Ann M. HovlandChief Financial Officer/Treasurer

Points of View

It is hard to select one favorite, but an art form that I am currently intrigued with is the power of words. From written poetry to spoken word, hip hop and artfully and creatively placed words on graffiti. The right words at the right time can be powerful; such as on the postcards in the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit at the MCA in Denver or using hip hop in a musical about an oft forgotten president in the Broadway show Hamilton. A few words gracefully strung together can inspire, give people a voice, draw people in and capture the imagination or mood of a city.

Meet Ann

Ann Hovland has been with the Foundation since 2010. As Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, her primary responsibility is the oversight of finance and investment activities – ensuring we have money for our mission. Ann also brings her for-profit and venture development experience to the table in support of the arts, culture and leadership programmatic work of the Foundation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Ann worked on various consulting projects for both for-profit and nonprofit entities; was an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver; served seven years as the Financial Director and Business Development Officer for Mayo Medical Ventures, the Mayo Clinic’s venture arm; and began her career performing audit and mergers and acquisitions work at Deloitte and Touche.

Ann is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, completed her CPA requirements, and received her MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She has served on the boards of startup entities, nonprofit organizations, and various committees at Kent Denver School. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center.

When not sitting at her desk, Ann can be found cheering her daughter on at sporting or equestrian events, walking her dog Gracie, biking, skiing or hiking with her husband and daughter, attending a cultural event or attempting to be a gardener in her small urban yard.