Ann Marie Stieritz is a Bonnie McElveen-Hunter member of the Tiffany Circle of the American Red Cross and a seven-year member and current Chair of her South Carolina Tiffany Circle. She also served for two terms on the Board of Directors of her local chapter. She began her first term on the Tiffany Circle National Council in July 2020 where she serves as a Division Volunteer Lead for the Southeast Caribbean and Carolinas Division (SECAR). She is passionate about the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross and has a particular interest in International Services. She is looking to pursue her training to become certified to deliver the American Red Cross International Humanitarian Law instruction.
An experienced strategist in building cross-sector collaborations and mission-based organizations, Ms. Stieritz serves as President & CEO of Liberty Fellowship, the only US state focused leadership initiative within the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). She joined Liberty Fellowship as its inaugural Chief Impact Officer after serving as President & CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Among her other professional roles, she served as Deputy Executive Director of the University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement, Vice President for Economic and Workforce Competitiveness of the South Carolina Technical College System, and was Founding Director of the nationally recognized Apprenticeship Carolina™ initiative. Long committed to global engagement, Ms. Stieritz worked in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in addition to serving as a Political Analyst for the Consulate General of Japan in New York and an International Trade Associate for the State of New Jersey. She is a Founding Member of SC Women In Leadership (WIL), a multi-partisan organization that promotes democracy by encouraging women to become informed about public issues and active in the public debate.
Ms. Stieritz received her M. Phil. (A.B.D.) in Politics and her M.A. in French Studies from New York University, a Diplôme d’études from the l’Université de Paris-la Sorbonne, and her B.A. in History and French summa cum laude from Xavier University. She is Liberty Fellow from the class of 2016, and an Aspen Institute-certified moderator.