Ann Barlow

West Coast President & Partner

I have the pleasure of leading Peppercomm’s West Coast team, partnering with them and our colleagues from here to London to support our clients’ success. I work on businesses such as Wilbur-Ellis, Cisco, Arconic and others in food, agriculture, technology and financial services, building programs and providing counsel to help them meet their business goals. I’m especially focused on employee engagement and reputation management, particularly with employees’ growing expectation that their leaders take a stand on today’s issues.

Before I joined Peppercomm, I was with TSI/Mindstorm as a senior vice president and head of Mindstorm’s New York office. I had my own consultancy, was PR director for a large health system and worked at GCI in Toronto.

I was named PR Professional of the Year and one of the Top Women of the Year by PR News, one of San Francisco’s 100 Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and a Make Her Mark award winner by Silicon Valley’s Watermark.

I’ve spent nearly all of my adult life on the U.S. coasts, but I was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up mostly in Illinois. I’m proud to be a Fighting Illini with a degree in public relations from the University of Illinois.

A sense of humor to me means

we stand a good chance of being friends.

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