Ann Cazaban has served on the FWTEC board since 2009. "When my son wanted to start playing tennis, we hard about The Fort and decided to give it a try," Ann says. "When we walked in, the first person we saw was Reid Olsen, who grew up on our block and whose parents still lived there. It has always felt like that encounter set the tone for both Pierre and me to feel like FWTEC is part of our neighborhood; a friendly place where we have always felt safe and looked after. I think that most people feel the same way about FWTEC. There is something special about the place and the people who choose to work and play there. As a non-profit professional, I volunteered my experience and energies many years ago to try to do what I could to ensure the viability of The Fort so that we can all continue to be part of such a wonderful community."
Month/Year joined FWTEC board: June 2009; Board Secretary (thru December 2013); Board Chair (January 2014 - Present)
Professional career: Small business and non-profit operations consultant; Chief Operating Officer of Axis Medical Center; Executive Director of the French-American Chamber of Commerce
Post-secondary education field of study/degree(s): Master's Certificate in Non-profit Management (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities); BA in English and History (St. Olaf College)
Other boards currently serve on or have served on in the past: Minnesota Dance Theatre; French Academy of Minnesota
FWTEC Board Committees Served: Executive; ED search; Governance
Tennis Involvement: 15-year-old son who has played for 5 years