Ann Durand is currently an Associate at TFG. She was previously a summer 2023 intern at the firm. Ann has extensive experience conducting and analyzing research. Primarily, her research has focused on developing and implementing public policy at the state and local government levels. Through her research, she has worked with the National League of Cities to track and compile a novel dataset of state and local government actions over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. This data was made available to the public and has furthered the understanding of the interactions between levels of government in the legislative process.
Before joining TFG, Ann worked as a professor at The University of Alabama while obtaining her Master's in Public Policy and Administration. Since 2017, Ann has served on the Board of Directors for a community bank in Georgia, where she oversees day-to-day business operations and strategic direction of the institution. In 2023, she was elected to the position of Board Secretary, tasked with keeping corporate records and ensuring regulatory compliance.
Over the years, Ann's research, writing, and collaboration skills have garnered recognition through journal publications and been awarded the 2022 Field Note of the Year in the State and Local Government Review.
Ann can be found in her free time tending to her rose garden, flying a Cessna 182 and skydiving with her dad, and playing with her black lab puppy, Fitz.