Staff Profile

Leigh Ann Hartman
Senior Director of Development

Leigh Ann Hartman joined the Graduate School of Management and Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the Senior Director of Development in June 2012. Originally from Redding, California, Leigh Ann earned her BS in Business Administration from Missouri Valley College, and an MBA from the University of Central Missouri.Prior to joining UC Davis, she was a Development Director for the School of Engineering at the Kansas University Endowment Association for seven years.She held the position of Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Public Relations at Missouri Valley College from 2003 to 2005. Leigh Ann has served in a leadership capacity for two professional organizations, the Engineering Development Forum and the Women Philanthropists for KU. 

Leigh Ann lives with her husband Nathaniel Williams, a lecturer with the UC Davis University Writing Program, and their daughter Emerson. They enjoy traveling to visit friends and family, cheering on the Jayhawks during college basketball season, and exploring Northern California on the weekends.

Office: Gallagher Hall Room 2216
Ph: (530) 752-9985
F: (530) 752-3744

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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