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Ann Marie Habershaw

Ann Marie Habershaw brings experience in leading organizations in the private and non-profit sector with a background in operations, human capital and finance to her role as the Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Before joining OPM, Ann Marie served as the Chief Operating Officer of the President's re-election campaign, Obama for America.  There she built a nationwide infrastructure to meet the demands of a national campaign plan, including managing a $1 billion budget, over 4,000 team members and more than 800 offices nationwide.

Raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island, Ann Marie has two decades of experience in the operations and finance of advocacy organizations, beginning with her role as Controller of EMILY's List. As the Chief Operating Officer at the Democratic National Committee and as the Chief Financial Officer and subsequently the COO of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she was responsible for assessing the organizational structures of those committees and then leading the overhauls of their operations.

Her private sector experience includes work as an accountant and controller and she served as Chief Operating Officer of M+R Strategic Services, a consulting firm with a focus on digital fundraising, organizing and communications strategies.

Ann Marie has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and received an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Washington, D.C.


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