Ann Martin currently serves as president of the board of trustees for Hastings College. She founded IdeaBank Marketing, a Hastings-based marketing communications company, in 1982, and served as company president until retiring in 2018. Prior to starting her business, Martin was advertising director for the J.M. McDonald chain of department stores that was comprised of 75 stores from Nebraska to California. She is also a former adjunct professor of advertising for Hastings College.
An active community volunteer, she currently serves on the board of directors for Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneers, Lochland Realty, Central Nebraska Growth Foundation, and University of Nebraska Medical Center Board of Counselors.
Ann and her husband Philip M. Martin ’74 have two sons, Paul ’11 and James ’12.