Ann Barlow is partner and president of Peppercomm West Coast and managing director of the agency’s creative and digital group. For more than twenty-five years, she has counseled B2B and B2C companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and universities. Together with teams from Peppercomm’s offices and affiliates around the globe, she has advocated for clients’ positions with consumers and the public, NGOs and government, and the financial and business communities. Her personal passions are executive presentation coaching, crisis management, and digital communications. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Barlow is on the board of Illini West and is past board chair of the Professional BusinessWomen of California. She serves on the board of directors for Watermark and is a Watermark Make Your Mark award winner. Barlow has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Bay Area and PR Professional of the Year by PR News.
In her interview with Nikki Medoro, she and Ann Barlow talks about what makes the Watermark Conference for Women special and her path to becoming a leader, and the new livestream that the conference will incorporate this year.