Ann holds the Position of Director of In-Park Events with New York City’s Carl Schurz Park Conservancy.
In this capacity, she is responsible for producing the Summer Sounds
Concert Series, Sunset Film Festival, Gracie Square Art Show, and the Holiday Tree Lighting and Caroling Celebration.
From 2001 till 2008 Ms. Meschery was General Manager of the American Russian Youth Orchestra (ARYO), a cross-cultural collaboration with Russia. Prior to that, her lengthy career in advertising included senior positions with Campbell Media Alliance, Bates Worldwide, and McCann-Erickson, among others.
Politically active throughout her life, she served on a number of NewYork and California campaigns, in both staff and volunteer leadership capacities, and was a member and past President of The Metropolitan Republican Club. She served two terms on Manhattan’s Community Board 8. She has participated, for 25 years, with the New York City Opera Volunteer Corps and is a past President.
For ten years she served on the Board of Directors of Opera Volunteers International, an organization that provides resources and mentoring to opera company volunteers. On the OVI Board, she was Director of Governmental Affairs and Strategic Planning.
She holds a certificate in Arts Administration from New York University.