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Ann Friedman

Founder and CEO
Planet Word

Ann Friedman is the Founder and CEO of Planet Word and the developer behind the restoration of the Franklin School, the museum’s home. Her interest in literacy began with a lifelong love of reading, early work as a copy editor and translator, and a later career as a beginning reading and writing teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools. From 2010-2016, Friedman served as the Chair of the Board of the SEED Foundation, the parent body of the nation’s only public, inner-city, college-prep boarding schools, where she currently serves as Vice Chair. She was recently elected a trustee of the American Alliance of Museums, and she serves on the Board of the Aspen Institute’s Ascend program, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Downtown DC Foundation.

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Events featuring Ann Friedman
Events featuring Ann Friedman