Ann Schockett was elected NFRW member-at-large at the Spring Board of Directors Meeting in March 2016. She is the director of NFRW Region 8, which includes Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. Ann is also adviser to the Program Committee, co-chair of the Caring for America Committee and a member of the Fundraising Committee.
Ann is a veteran of 37 years of public service and life-long civic involvement. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College with her undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, theater and music, she began to represent her community through the Republican Party as Leader and State Committeeperson. The youngest woman then elected in New York State, Ann served as a State Campaign Coordinator, Fundraising Staff Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator for the NYS Republican Committee and NYS GOP Downstate Coordinator for the Gubernatorial Election Committee.
In Ann's mid-30s, she and her family relocated from Queens County to Nassau County where Ann rose to a Leader and Executive Committeeperson of the Republican Committee. She was honored to have been awarded "Executive Leader of the Year" by the Nassau County Young Republicans.
Heading local and state-wide campaigns became an essential part of her political work. It was when she was asked to become a member of the Board of the Nassau County Federation of Republican Women (NCFRW) that she realized, first-hand, how vital it was to not only foster Republicanism and good government but also empower women to become more active and take leadership roles for their own sake and for their families, neighborhoods, state and nation. Ann became President of the NCFRW, was elected Corresponding Secretary of the New York State Federation and was asked to serve as an NFRW committee member.
Ann serves on the Board of Regents for the Center for Security Policy, was the first Nassau County District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States and is a member of the NYSGOP Empire Club. Ann is an NFRW Regent. In April 2015, she became President of the New York State Federation of Republican Women and, in December 2015, was asked to serve as Vice Chair of the NFRW Caring for America Committee and as a member of the NFRW Fundraising Committee.
One of Ann’s favorite accomplishments was having founded and chaired the Community Enrichment Mini-Center in Woodmere, during which time she offered needed resources to enrich the personal lives and careers of people of all ages. The Center provided for 13 non-profit and start-up organizations under the umbrella. She also used that space as an independent Hurricane Relief Center during Sandy, giving out hundreds of cartons of essential items. Ann’s public relations and corporate media production work has encompassed private clients, corporations and government entities.
Ann was a three-time nominee for the Cable Ace Awards, and has been a producer and director of corporate and commercial public relations projects, campaigns and special events; a media buyer; an online promoter of performing arts organizations and talent; and a producer of training modules and infomercials. Ann has served on many civic and charitable boards and associations.