A member of The Fairmount Group team since 2006, Ann offers a vast array of expertise in communications, marketing and research. She serves as a copywriter, editor, researcher and strategic planning consultant on business and nonprofit engagements. Ann’s expertise is developing and refining written communications for marketing and public relations campaigns, including website content, articles for periodicals, presentations, brochures and annual reports.
Ann spent 15 years in Washington, D.C. in the early years of her career. She was the Administrator of Hamilton & Staff, a renowned public opinion research and strategy consulting firm for national and international political candidates, advocacy organizations and trade associations. While at H&S, she was also appointed as the Administrator of The American Association of Political Consultants for a two-year term.
Prior to Hamilton & Staff, she was the Director of Research for a national career marketing company and was an award winning Account Executive with a private recruiting firm.
A lifelong dog advocate and enthusiast, Ann owned and operated a successful dog training business in both Atlanta, Georgia and Memphis, Tennessee. In both cities, she taught hundreds of training classes and seminars. In Memphis, she also wrote a pet training column for a monthly magazine and founded a community animal advocacy organization.
A native of Louisiana, Ann earned a B.A. from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a concentration in print journalism and a minor in psychology.
She has volunteered her time and talents to a number of community and advocacy groups over the years, including humane and pet rescue organizations, women’s health clinics, food banks, neighborhood associations and an environmental education committee.