Mrs. Ann Hardy began her service as County Manager for Brunswick County on May 20, 2013. She was Brunswick County’s Director of Fiscal Operations since January 3, 2005. Prior to working for Brunswick County, Mrs. Hardy was the Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Operations for Brunswick County Schools, the Assistant Finance Officer for New Hanover County Schools and practiced in the field of Public Accounting.
Mrs. Hardy holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC Wilmington and a BA in Economics-Management from Salem College. She attended NC State University for the coursework leading to her licensure as a Certified Public Accountant.
Ann has been married to Steve Hardy for 33 years and they live in Winding River Plantation. Steve worked for CPL/Progress Energy/Duke Energy for 30 years and is now a nationwide consultant in the nuclear industry. Their daughter Ashley graduated from UNCW with a BA in Accounting and NC State with a Master’s in Accountancy and now lives in Charlotte and works for PWC in Charlotte. Their son Tyler graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an Associate of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology. He now attends UNC Charlotte where he is studying to become an Electrical Engineer while working part-time as a nuclear engineering aid.
Ann and Steve enjoy traveling to national parks throughout the US and Canada to hike and enjoy the outdoors.