Ann Priftis serves as Art Advisor and Contemporary Art Acquisitions Manager for the Krause Collection, a private, blue chip contemporary art collection headquartered in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Former posts include Principal and Senior Business Development Manager of Amazon Art and later Merch by Amazon in Seattle; Director of Over the Influence Gallery in LA; Director of GINA Gallery in NYC and Tel Aviv; Head of Art for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt in NYC; and Head of Contemporary Art Department at Weschler's Auction House in DC. In 2005, Ann established Clark Priftis Art (CP/Art), a comprehensive art advisory firm specializing in USPAP-compliant appraisals, corporate collection management, blue chip art acquisition and artist estate/business advisory. She brings 25 years of fine art knowledge to her current role, holding a BA in Art History from the University of Maryland and a Certificate in Fine and Decorative Arts Appraisal from George Washington University. Ann is a Personal Property-Fine Arts appraiser through the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) whose former advising and appraisal clients include Ameriprise Financial, American University, PB Capital, White and Case LLP, Morgan Stanley, etc.