Director of Diversity and Equal OpportunityCompany: DEED Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Role: Session Presenter Session: Increasing Opportunities for All in Government (SEM-L)
Ann Feaman is the director of the Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state equal opportunity officer. She oversees the agency’s compliance with equal opportunity laws both in employment and service delivery.
Prior to DEED, Ann served as the state director for Equal Opportunity at Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) from June 2012 until September 2015 and oversaw state government’s affirmative action program and the initial implementation of Executive Order 14-14, Increasing Individuals with Disabilities in State Government. She earned her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Hamline University School of Law in 2008.
Ann also worked as the chief investigator and equal opportunity consultant for the Department of Human Services, and is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served 10 years of active duty in the military from 1993 to 2003.