Ann B. Friedman

Founder and Chair, Planet Word

Ann B. Friedman is the founder and chair of Planet Word, an interactive museum of words and language in Washington, DC, opening in 2019. A former teacher, she taught beginning reading and writing for nine years. From 2010 to 2016, Friedman was board chair of SEED Foundation, the parent of the nation’s only inner-city, public, college-prep boarding schools. She is a director of Conservation International, serves on the boards of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the National Symphony Orchestra, and is a trustee of the Aspen Institute serving on the advisory board of Ascend, the program to end family financial insecurity through a two-generation approach.

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