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Ann Newton Cane has real estate in her blood; she was raised on a large cattle ranch near the Oregon-California border, where her parents and siblings still live.
After graduating from the University of California at Davis in 1986 with a major in Rhetoric, Ann joined the then-upstart MCI, selling telecommunications services. She raced through the sales ranks, earning every MCI honor possible for taking business away from the behemoth AT&T. She remained at MCI following its merger with WorldCom Inc., managing the company's relationship with key global accounts such as Time Mirror, Nissan, First Interstate Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Amgen, and Wells Fargo Bank.
Dick Notebaert, CEO of Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink) persuaded Ann to join him as Qwest's Director California region, responsible for West Coast global accounts.
Ann took a break from full-time work to raise her two children, Paul William III and Katherine. Ann then devoted herself to community activities and other volunteer work, including service on the College Preparatory School's Board of Trustees; leadership positions in the National Charity League; Parents' Club President at the Orinda Intermediate School; Swimming Chair of the Meadow Swim and Tennis Club; President of the Homeowners' Association of the Grand Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah; and service on the Membership Development Committee at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland.
Ann is married to a lawyer, Paul Cane, and their children both are now studying at (and competing in swimming for) Dartmouth College.
As an empty-nester, Ann decided to further pursue her passion for sales in Lamorinda real estate.