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Ann Jennings

Ann serves as the Virginia Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a tri-state legislative commission created in 1980 to advise the members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on matters of Bay-wide concern.

Prior to her work with the Commission, Ann served as the Virginia Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In that capacity, Ann oversaw the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s environmental and legislative policy, advocacy, and resource protection programs in the Commonwealth.

Ann is a founding member of the Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals and was appointed by Governor Mark Warner to the Board for Professional Soil Scientists and Professional Wetland Delineators. Ann was appointed by Governor Kaine to serve on his Commission on Climate Change and served on Governor McAuliffe’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

Ann received the 2009 Erchul Environmental Leadership Award from the Virginia Military Institute’s Environment Virginia Symposium and was recognized by Virginia Lawyers Media as one of the Influential Women of Virginia in 2015.

Ann holds degrees from Virginia Tech and Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute and the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute Political Leaders Program.

Ann serves on the boards of the Middle Peninsula Land Trust and Virginiaforever.

Ann and her husband, Kevin, live in West Point.