Ann C. McGruder

Ann McGruberAnn McGruder joined Alfred Friendly Press Partners in January 2018 as Director of Advancement.  She joins the team in advancing the strategic direction and philanthropy goals of the foundation.  She has served in higher education administration at two private institutions and one public and developed a startup company that she operated beginning in ‘90 and sold in ’08.

Her recent executive roles have included serving as Assistant to the Chancellor and Chief of Staff for the Chancellor at the University of Missouri, Associate Director of Administration for the Department of Surgery and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Coordinator of Global Initiatives for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.  Her myriad interests surround journalistic integrity, data journalism, food and land security, climate impact and education.

She and Jeff Bridges, a professor in the School of Health Professions the University of Missouri, live in Columbia and have two FEI level dressage horses and enjoy fly fishing, biking, hiking.  Ann can be reached at 573-489-1317 cell/text and at