Ann Smith - Founder and President
Ann Smith is founder and president of A.wordsmith, a boutique public relations firm in Portland, Ore. that specializes in thought leadership and brand storytelling. With more than 15 years of strategic communications experience Ann has worked in both agency and corporate settings, providing a broad range of support to clients.
Prior to founding A.wordsmith Ann worked at PR agencies Weber Shandwick Worldwide and Standing Partnership – managing accounts for large global companies – and served as an internal marketing manager for an international consultancy. Yet it wasn’t until starting A.wordsmith that she realized her true passion in collaborating with successful growing businesses and serving as an extension of their team. Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Oregon.