VP, Retail Solutions
Anne’s retail experience originates from her time working at some of the world’s most recognized brands. Interestingly enough, her career began as a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives. She spent almost four years on the Hill prior to making her transition to retail.
Passionate about strong brands, Anne worked for Coach in various field leadership roles for five years. Acknowledging her strengths in strategic communication, she then spent the next 11 years as the Senior Director of Store Communications at Ann Taylor. She led a world-class team in the strategic development of field communication to align resources and prioritize initiatives to ensure the consistent delivery of the brand’s client experience.
Her extensive retail background and acute leadership skills allow Anne to have a deep understanding of the challenges that retailers face. This gives her the ability to offer valuable insights and project oversight. As a result, Anne can easily support her clients through the multiple layers and complexities of each project. Anne’s strong ability to identify and articulate opportunities, coupled with expert thought leadership, strategic planning and detailed organizational skills, ensure the client’s objectives are achieved.
Most recently, Anne served as Vice President of Services at SMK Workforce Solutions as an Engagement Principal responsible for the development and oversight of SMK’s project management platform, specific to consistency of tools and processes.
Anne currently lives in Encinitas, California where she is able to take advantage of the sun, surf and trails. When she’s not in the water waiting for a line-up, she spends time exploring the world. She’s spent extensive time traveling in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Anne’s passion for cultural immersion inspired her to participate on a Global Build for Habitat for Humanity in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.