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Ann Manikas

Ann is a Human Resources professional with extensive experience in organizational effectiveness, change management, training design and delivery, and leadership development. Ann heads up Organizational Development and Learning at the American Medical Association. She is passionate about all genres of film and particularly documentary film.

Prior to joining the AMA, Ann was Vice-President of Human Resources at the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. Ann previously served as the Vice President responsible for leadership and organizational development at Illinois Tool Works (ITW); Global Organizational Development at the William Wrigley Jr. Company; Change Management at PepsiCo; Training and Development at Quaker Oats; and human resources consulting at Towers Perrin. Earlier in her career, Ann served as Director of Operations at Horizons Community Services, a not-for-profit LGBTQ+ social service agency; worked as Intern/Volunteer Coordinator at Ann Arbor Community Access Television; and was production bookkeeper on “The Carrier,” a low-budget horror film.

Ann received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in French and Film-Video Studies, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. While at University of Michigan, Ann served as President of Cinema Guild, a not-for-profit film society, and served on the selection committee for the Ann Arbor 16mm Film Festival.

In addition to serving on the board of Kartemquin, Ann is Board Chair of Disability Lead, a network of people with disabilities who use power to create an equitable and inclusive society. Ann grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and lives in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, and enjoys watching movies with her husband David and son Jacob.