Ann is a native San Antonian. After graduating from The University of Texas, Ann practiced in public accounting. Ann has been recognized as an industry leader since she entered the staffing industry in 1988. Ann has received numerous awards for outstanding performance as an Executive Recruiter and Industry leader nationally. Ann was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Association of Personnel Services for her leadership, innovation and contributions to the staffing industry. Ann received the prestigious 2014 Norbert I. B. Fried Ethics National Award in recognition of her efforts to upgrade the image and practices of the staffing industry. Ann is the Founder and CEO of Deacon Recruiting Inc., Deacon Professional Services LLC, and Deacon Real LLC. Deacon continues to grow and is the largest Executive Search firm in San Antonio and one of the largest privately held recruiting firms regionally.
Ann continues to give back to the community through her many Board activities. Ann is on the Advisory Council for the UTSA School of Business. Ann is a Past Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Personnel Services and San Antonio Association of Personnel Consultants; and past Executive Board member for the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants. Previous Community Board Leadership positions include the International Entrepreneurs Organization, the Battered Women’s Shelter of Bexar County, Arthritis Foundation, and the Junior League of San Antonio. Mrs. Deacon has received Distinguished Volunteer Awards and the President’s Award from various organizations including the San Antonio Association of Personnel Consultants, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Junior League of San Antonio for her significant contributions.
Ann has been married to her husband, Charlie, for 30 years. She has strong family values and she considers herself fortunate to have close lifelong friends.