Ann Dugan founded the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, which she led for nearly 30 years, while also serving as the Assistant Dean for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Her efforts in creating one of the first university-based programs that understood all sustaining family businesses start with an entrepreneur earned her recognition as a leader in the field and the prestigious EY Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009. Ms. Dugan orchestrated her own successful succession in 2014 but continues to work with families of wealth in all the complex pathways of their lives. Through the years, she has helped many families in the startup and growth of their philanthropic initiatives and has served as the first non-family member of three private family foundations. Currently she is a board member of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania. Ms. Dugan and her husband reside in Pittsburgh, PA and Key West, FL. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. Currently, Ms. Dugan leads her own private professional practice and is partnering with Waldron Private Wealth in the Family Enterprise and Business Advisory Services department.