It is with great sadness that we write to inform you that the former MEII board chair Ann Korologos passed away this morning.
Ann was an inspiration to us all. Her leadership, strength, friendship, commitment to do good, and generosity of spirit will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. Ann firmly believed that common sense and good governance underpin great institutions, and her warmth, humor, and signature smile drew people close and amplified her wisdom.
Ann was one of MEII’s founding board members and believed strongly in our mission and impact. As chair, she presided over our first fundraising gala, guided us through the turbulence of the previous administration, and led a successful board delegation trip to Jordan. She was a mentor to Jim and Rami, a strong advocate for MEII in Washington, and appointed her husband Tom – only partially in jest – as MEII’s Vice President for Congressional Affairs.
As President Reagan’s Secretary of Labor, chair and board member of several prominent corporations and organizations including the Aspen Institute, the RAND Corporation, and Microsoft, civic leader, and recognized art enthusiast, Ann was a pioneer who left an indelible mark on our nation, on the American business landscape, and on our organization for which she cared deeply. Her many friends will miss her sorely.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Ann’s husband Tom Korologos and their entire family. May she rest in peace and may her memory be for a blessing.
Martin Indyk and Jim Pickup