Ann Welch Braun has served as a senior associate dean at the University of Southern California. Before USC she worked at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where she served as associate dean of development and alumni affairs. She and her team in Florida increased giving to medicine by 350 percent over the past four years as compared to the previous four-year period. She was recruited to the University of Florida in 2005 to lead the Campaign for Medicine, part of a $1.5 billion university-wide campaign already in progress. Ms. Braun built the development team from a staff of five to 29 professionals serving two campuses during the successful development campaign that raised $180 million under her leadership for scholarships, research fellows, professorships and facilities.
Before joining the University of Florida, Ms. Braun worked at the University of Michigan in medical development and alumni relations. She was the first fundraiser to bridge development efforts between pediatrics and C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, leading to the Champions for Children Campaign, which resulted in the construction of a new children’s hospital.
Prior to moving into development, Ms. Braun spent 13 years in educational sales with a subsidiary of Berkshire-Hathaway. Ms. Braun holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Organizational Communications.