Ann Silverberg Williamson is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and a career-long public servant. Before leading LANO, Williamson served the Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) from 2001-2008, holding consecutive posts as Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and beginning in 2004, department Secretary. While at DSS, Williamson championed the development of the integrated human service delivery program known as "No Wrong Door" and led the department's emergency response to catastrophic hurricanes impacting the state. During her tenure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded DSS the Pinnacle Award, a national citation of excellence, for the department's efforts following the storms. Williamson graduated from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina with a degree in theology; she then returned to Louisiana to earn a master's in Social Work from LSU. After graduation, Williamson served as Assistant Director of the newly formed LANO, managing the America’s Promise program. She has been recognized as one of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women and received awards from both Wofford College and LSU as a Distinguished Alumna. Williamson and her husband Tyler live in Baton Rouge with their three children.
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