Ann Root Keith, Chief Operating Officer for Advancement

Ann Root Keith

Ann Root Keith came to Dartmouth in 2002, during the planning period of its $1.3 billion Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience. Since that time, she has served as director of leadership giving, associate vice president for individual giving, associate vice president for development administration, and interim senior vice president.

In her current role as COO, Ann oversees an integrated approach to the planning, fiscal, business, human resources and shared services of Alumni Relations and Development, including communications, market research, conferences and events, information management systems, new media, gift recording, alumni records, and professional development.

Ann began her career in advancement at her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College, where she gained experience in annual and major giving as part of a $200 million campaign. She served as director of annual giving and later as associate director of development at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Ann was an associate in Goldman Sachs's Private Wealth Management Group.

Ann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a BA in mathematics, and she received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was awarded a Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship for leadership and commitment to working in the not-for-profit sector.