Ann Lee Benedict

Anne serves as chief legal officer and secretary of Thomas James Homes, a leading replacement homebuilder on a mission to transform the U.S. single-family urban housing market, where she is responsible for all legal matters, risk management and corporate affairs.  She previously served as the executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of Summit Materials, Inc. (NYSE: SUM), a leading U.S. based construction materials company, where she was responsible for all legal matters. 

Prior to joining Summit in 2013, Anne was a partner in the Washington DC office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she had practiced since 2000.  Her practice involved a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, securities offerings, securities regulation and disclosure issues, and corporate governance matters.  She began her legal career with Chadbourne & Parke (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in New York in 1999. 

Anne currently serves as Chair of the N-Gen Advisory Board of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, a national organization dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal profession. She has previously served on the boards of directors of the Colorado chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of DC and the Korean American Bar Association of DC.  She also served as Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the DC Bar Association.      

Anne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995.