Before joining Avery Associates as a Management Consultant in 2004, Ann Slate had a successful 22-year public sector career in Human Resources.  She has worked for the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, before transitioning into municipal government in the early 1980’s, with the City of Watsonville, as their first Personnel Director.  Ann spent the remaining 14 years of her public service career with the City of San Luis Obispo, as the Director of Human Resources.

She served as President of Norcal Municipal Personnel Managers Association, President of the League of California Personnel and Employee Relations Department, Chair of the Central Coast Cities’ Self Insurance Fund, a risk management joint powers authority (two terms) and as President of the San Luis Obispo County United Way.  She is a member of the International Personnel Management Association (certified as IPMA_CP) and the California Public Employee Relations Association (CALPELA).

Ann is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and did graduate studies at San Francisco State University and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Since her retirement in 2003 from the City of San Luis Obispo, Ann has helped a number of non-profit organizations and other cities with team-building, organizational goal setting, and recruitment of executive officers in addition to her work with Avery.