Mary Ann Cleland is a Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer in the Philanthropy Department at Converse. Her primary responsibility is to work with alumni, families, and other Converse supporters to align their interests with Converse programs and operational support opportunities. Before joining Converse, Mary Ann worked in the non-profit sector in executive director and marketing development roles.

Mary Ann holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. Outside of work, Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and engaging in outdoor activities, especially running.