The Gow School is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Ann Coulson as the new Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
Mary Ann has served on The Gow School Board of Trustees since 2004. In addition, she is currently a Board Member of Buffalo Prep. As the mother of alumnus, Adam Kendrick ‘04, Mary Ann brings a unique perspective to The Gow School Board.
Mary Ann is a Senior Vice President and Branch Manager in Buffalo for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She is a past board member of Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America, The Buffalo Branch of The International Dyslexia Association, Junior Achievement of Western New York, and The West Seneca, Lafayette and Lancaster Academy of Finance.
Mary Ann was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky and lived in Germany, Pennsylvania and North Carolina while her father was in the military where he served as a Green Beret. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Mathematics Education. After university, Mary Ann was a high school math teacher and track coach. She moved to Salisbury, Maryland in 1986 and joined Dean Witter as an account executive. After completing the Dean Witter Management Development Program in 1993, Mary Ann held several management positions in New York City, New Jersey and Buffalo until joining Smith Barney in 1998.
Mary Ann resides in Orchard Park, NY with her husband, David. Her son Adam, a four-year student at Gow, graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a double major in architectural engineering and construction management. He recently joined the Kroger Company Corporate Office as a store planner for the facility-engineering department.