Ann Jordan

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Ann Dibble Jordan (1935)[1] previously known as Ann Cook,[2][3] is a company director and formal social worker. She has been a director of Revlon since March 2009.[1]

Social work[edit]

She was an Associate Professor at the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago from 1970 to 1987, director of Social Services of Chicago Lying-in Hospital from 1970 to 1985, and director of the Department of Social Services for the University of Chicago Medical Center from 1986 to 1987.[2][4]


She is a director of Catalyst Inc., a non-profit women's business organization and an honorary trustee of the University of Chicago and The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.[5] She is the former chairman of the National Symphony Orchestra, a trustee of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and WETA,[6] and a member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.[1]

She was Field Work Director of Citigroup from 1989 to 2007. She has been previously been a director of Johnson & Johnson, Automatic Data Processing (both until 2008),[7] Coleman Company, Salant Corp., Travelers Group Inc.[8] and The Phillips Collection, and a member of Sasha Bruce Youthworks and FAPE.[1] She won the 2004 American Woman Award from the Women's Research & Education Institute.[9]


With her husband she organised a Democratic fundraiser in 1994 that raised $3 million.[4] She co-chaired President Bill Clinton's Inauguration committee in 1996.[10]

Personal life[edit]

She married Vernon Jordan in 1986,[3] and has four children and nine grandchildren.[4][8]


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  2. ^ a b Franklin, Donna L. (1997). Ensuring inequality: the structural transformation of the African-American family. Oxford University Press US. ISBN 0-19-510078-6. 
  3. ^ a b "Society World". Jet. 22 December 1986. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Vernon Jordan's Gala For Democrats Raises $3 Million". Jet. 18 July 1994. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Trustees". Brookings. Archived from the original on 25 December 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  6. ^ "Officers & Trustees". WETA. Archived from the original on 24 November 2009. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Pierce, Ponchitta (Spring 2008). "African American Philanthropy". Carnegie Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b Fromson, Brett D. (6 February 1998). "Jordan's 10 Board Positions Worth $1.1 Million". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "The 2004 American Woman Award". WREI. 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Purdum, Todd S. (13 November 1996). "White House Picks Top Inauguration Planners". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2009.