Ann Atkinson

Founder and CEO - Care Property Investors

An esteemed and impassioned leader, Ann Atkinson boldly joined the crusade against the chilling of free speech in higher education. Ms. Atkinson advocates for our universities to uphold cultures of robust and uninhibited speech, and to restore a single standard of free expression – for all. In June 2023, her Wall Street Journal OpEd, “I Paid for Free Speech at Arizona State” garnered widespread attention, going viral for its firsthand account of the retribution, retaliation, and job loss faced by those in the ideological minority. Despite those challenges, Ms. Atkinson remains steadfast in her mission. Ms. Atkinson’s advocacy focuses on increasing awareness of the free speech crisis in higher ed and revealing the tactics educators use to undermine even the most robust free speech policies. She is also working with the legislature to achieve policy solutions that hold universities accountable. Finally, she is working with students on the issue of free speech, helping them learn how to stand up in support of an environment where diverse perspectives can thrive without fear of selective retribution.

Integrity Summit 12 Speakers, Panelists, and Mini-Workshop Leaders

Sandra Watson
President and CEO - Arizona Commerce Authority
Patrick Fitzhugh
Regional Director, Phoenix - USAA
David Adame
President and CEO - Chicanos Por La Causa
Carrie and Mark Schnepf
Owners - Schnepf Farms
Steve Erickson
Executive Director - Teach for America
Ann Atkinson
Founder and CEO - Care Property Investors
Ray Schey
Market President, Publisher - Phoenix Business Journal
Panel Leader
Ryan Hatch
Senior VP/Market Manager, Phoenix - Bonneville Broadcasting
Shannon Clancy
CEO - St. Vincent De Paul
Panel Leader
Ken Burns
Chief Operating Officer - Arizona Commerce Authority
Christine Gannon
Founder, CEO - Brightworks Consulting
Jerry Colangelo
JDM Partners
Gregg Ostro
President and CEO - Integrity Summit & GO Media Companies
Mini-Workshop Leader
Kristy Siefkin
Founder and Principal - Kristy Siefkin Communications
Tom Horne
Superintendent - Arizona State Board of Education
National Anthem Pianist
Lexy Cromarty
Arizona Department of Education
National Anthem Singer
Senator Ken Bennett
Arizona Senator LD-1 - Arizona State Senator
Veterans Tribute Song Guitarist & Singer