Ann Simms, chief operating officer, American Planning Association
Ann Simms has joined the American Planning Association as chief operating officer. She is responsible for budgeting and finance, as well as overseeing the accounting, membership, customer service and IT departments. Simms brings to the association, a membership and education organization with more than 40,000 members in 85 countries, more than 35 years of experience in the corporate sector, 25 with Motorola, where she held management positions including senior director for controls, compliance and ethics and assistant corporate controller. Simms, a CPA, has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Kansas.