Ann Barlow

Ann Barlow

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Ann Barlow is a communications and PR executive with more than 25 years of experience in helping companies engage their most important stakeholders. Ann is Managing Director, Senior Partner, and President of West Coast at Peppercomm, an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm. Ann leads the firm's West Coast team, and partners with colleagues from London to support clients' success. She focuses on building stronger connections between leadership and employees, from one part of the enterprise to another, and between employees and the companies they work for. Ann also specializes in employee and reputation management, and inclusion and diversity communication. Throughout her career, she has counseled B2B and B2C companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations and universities.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • At Peppercomm, Ann leads the development and client delivery of the firm's new Employee Engagement offering.

  • She works with clients in food and agriculture, manufacturing, technology and financial services.

  • She builds omni-channel communication programs and provides counsel to help meet business goals. goals. goals. goals.

  • She is passionate about turning thought leadership into a business driver. driver. driver. driver. driver. driver.

  • She is an advocate for equal representation of men and women in the workplace.

  • Prior to joining Peppercomm, she was with TSI/Mindstorm as a Senior Vice President and Head of the firm's New York Office.

Ann Barlow's Awards & Recognitions

  • PR Professional of the Year, PR News

  • Top Women of the Year, PR News

  • Make Her Mark Award Winner, Silicon Valley's Watermark

  • 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times T Times T Times T Times T Times Times

Ann Barlow's Organizations

  • Chairman of the Board, Watermark

  • Member of the Board of Advisors, USC Annenberg Center for PR

  • Past Board Chair, Professional Businesswomen of California