Ann Ratnayake Macy, a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and Texas A&M University, was presented with an award from the American Bar Association on Aug. 10 after being named by the organization as one of the Top 40 Young Lawyers in the United States.
Macy is the founder and director of the National Center for Child Abuse Statistics and Policy, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child abuse and protecting children. She spent nearly a decade working at the National District Attorney’s Association’s Child Abuse Unit as a senior staff attorney and is co-chair of the ABA Victim’s Committee and serves on the Criminal Justice Council and Commission on Youth at Risk.
She is a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a two-year program that focuses on solving society’s greatest challenges, founded by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and in collaboration with the presidential libraries of former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B Johnson.
She served as president of the Texas A&M Alumni branch in Washington, D.C., from 2014 to 2016 and has been an active member since 2009.