Ann Korando

Chief Executive Officer

Ann Korando, Chief Executive Officer, is a highly accomplished non-profit professional and one of the country’s leading fundraisers for science education. Korando guides EarthEcho’s fundraising, program development, partnerships, and marketing efforts, including the organization’s flagship program EarthEcho Expeditions.

Korando joins EarthEcho from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), where she served as Senior Director of Development with oversight for all aspects of that organization’s fundraising division.

Prior to joining NSTA, Korando founded BBFK, LTD, a private consulting practice focused on providing corporations, foundations, and government agencies strategic guidance on fund raising strategies, public relations, and program development. Her work included helping organizations raise money for existing programs, as well as designing and implementing new signature educational programs for corporations and non-profits in STEM education. 

Previously, Korando was Director of Development, Public Relations, and Events for Science Service, an organization dedicated to increasing the public’s understanding of science through publications and competitions.  In this role, she secured Intel as title sponsor for both the Science Talent Search and the International Science and Engineering Fair, and helped create and design the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge.

Ann Korando is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.