Lieutenant Anne Gibbon pretty much embodies the design of everything.
A 2003 graduate of the US Naval Academy with a BS in English, during her time there she distinguished herself as a Second-Team All-American rower, set the women’s 2000m ergometer record and was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame. During her senior year she became the first woman to box for Navy, earning a TKO in her first fight. She spent two years as the editor of Character Quarterly, the journal of the Character Development Department, and was a contributing writer for three years.
Upon graduation, Anne reported to the USS Reuben James. As Combat Information Center Officer and later as Navigator, she completed two deployments: a counter-drug operation off Central and South America and a maritime interdiction patrol off the Horn of Africa and the Persian Gulf. Returning to the Naval Academy for her next duty station, she served as Flag Aide to the Superintendent, then spent three years as Assistant Director in the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Pursuing her passion for education and innovation, she headed the Stockdale Center’s Integritas Project, an initiative designed to incite midshipmen to think about ethics and leadership using the psychology of branding and marketing. She also led efforts to re-design the leadership curriculum and won the 2007 National Amateur Boxing Championships. Anne then went on to serve as Deputy Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group at Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where she helped design the command’s five year strategy.
In the fall of 2013, Anne transitioned into the Naval Reserves and began a fellowship at the Hasso Platner School of Design at Stanford. She spent six months building a design project for the Steinbeck Innovation Foundation, a non-profit leading Salinas, CA, to build a regional agriculture technology innovation cluster. She’s currently a Design Principal at BMNT Partners.