Ann Margolin served on the Dallas City Council from 2009-2013 representing northwest Dallas and was the first woman to chair the board of Parkland Hospital. She was raised in Cranford, NJ and moved to Dallas after receiving her B.S. and M.A. in Communication from Northwestern and her MBA from Columbia. She and her husband, Fred started a specialty insurance business, Intercon, which they later sold to a large insurance company. She has since managed real estate and other investments. She is currently doing special projects for her family’s business, Robokind, a robotics company that teaches social skills to children with autism. Ann’s commitment to women and children led her to chair the boards of Girls Inc. and Chiapas International. Because of her deep empathy for children who are abused and neglected, Ann now chairs the board of TexProtects (The Texas Association for the Protection of Children) which uses research and education to advocate for legislation to fund child abuse prevention programs and improved foster care and CPS (Child Protective Services). For the past few years Ann has slowed down to make time to study photography and painting. She enjoys hiking and has a long-time meditation practice. Ann is interested in sharing her thoughts and experiences and wants to hear your thoughts on making changes, making room for a spiritual life, finding authenticity and resisting the pressure to be endlessly busy. Ann can be reached at email@example.com, and you can connect with her on LinkedIn, and Facebook.