Ann Cary Simpson is an associate of Moss+Ross, a Durham firm providing strategic development consulting services for nonprofits. Previously, she was director of North Carolina Catch, a nonprofit organization that supports local and statewide seafood promotion initiatives.

Simpson is a native of eastern North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. From 1997 to 2013, she was associate dean for development at the UNC-CH School of Government, during which she received the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service.

Prior to that, Simpson served in communications and fundraising positions with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, N.C. Environmental Defense Fund, the national Wetlands America program of Ducks Unlimited and UNC-TV. She currently is president of the N.C. Coastal Land Trust board.

Simpson has contributed original photography to three UNC Press book collaborations with her husband, Bland: Into the Sound Country (1997), The Inner Islands (2006) and Little Rivers and Waterway Tales (2015).