Most of Anne’s career has been spent communicating the business of business.   From restructuring announcements to CEO succession plans, from thought leadership platforms to issues management initiatives, Anne has a passion for business and a mandate for crisp and clear communications.

Anne has spent more than 30 years in corporate communications serving Fortune 500 companies in the US, Europe and Asia across a variety of industry segments including technology, financial services, health care, engineering and consumer packaged goods.  She’s lived in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia and Tokyo.  She is now based in Denver and taps into her global network to serve Westmeath’s clients.

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In 2010, she founded Westmeath Global Communications, a virtual consulting firm, which offers clients services that help organizations accelerate performance.  Westmeath offers four complementary marketing and communications services:  Advisory Services; Performance Diagnostics; Acceleration Plans and Engagement Services.  Areas of focus include brand and reputation management, corporate social responsibility, issues/crisis management, messaging/positioning, employee communications, change management and customer engagement.  Named after the county where her maternal Grandmother was born, Westmeath relies on a “best practices” methodology and a virtual team that is both experienced and committed to advancing our clients’ agenda.  Simply put, Westmeath takes the mystery out of business communications and builds programs that are tied to the business results.

Prior to launching Westmeath Global Communications, Anne led large communications and marketing programs at Sara Lee Corporation, IBM, Polaroid, DuPont, SAP, Western Union and CH2M HILL.

She currently serves as a trustee on several non-profit boards including the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Domus Pacis.  Additionally, she is a former trustee of Alliance for Choice in Education and Colorado Uplift and was an active member of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She served as a trustee of the Arthur W. Page Society for 10 years and is still an active member of this professional society.

Anne participated in the 2009 Summit on the Global Agenda (World Economic Forum), was named one of the Business 100 by “Irish America” magazine (2009-2013).  She participates as a guest lecturer at the Leeds School of Business (University of Colorado) and Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.  She is actively involved with the American Ireland Fund and the Aspen Ideas Festival.  In 2014, Anne designed and introduced The Thread Summit, a signature conference for marketing and communications professionals in the Rocky Mountain region and recently launched the Rocky Mountain Performance Barometer, which is designed to help marketing and communications professionals link their programs to business performance.

Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University and has completed executive education programs at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at INSEAD at Fontainebleau. She lives in Colorado with Mulligan (her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) and enjoys tennis, golf, biking and skiing.  She is a dual citizen (US and Ireland) and continues to travel the globe.

Anne’s VOD, “Creating Your Leadership Platform,” will be coming soon to a device near you.

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