Ann Walker Marchant
Ann Walker Marchant is the founder and CEO of the Walker Marchant Group (WMG), a public relations firm specializing in corporate communications, litigation communications, issues management and media planning. Her firm’s clients include many major corporations, such as Eli Lilly and Company, Best Buy, Arbitron, Walmart, Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson and Toyota.
Ms. Marchant began her career in communications at Burson Marsteller in New York and later went to Hill and Knowlton where she specialized in corporate and crisis communications. Prior to founding WMG, she was Executive Vice President and Director of Global Business Development at Weber Shandwick International and a partner and senior public relations director for ImagiNations S.A. in Paris, an international consulting firm.
Ms. Marchant spent six years in the White House, serving as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Research and Special Projects for Communications for President Clinton. She was responsible for developing and implementing communications strategy in support of key Presidential initiatives.
She serves as a director on the boards of Africare, the Howard University Board of Visitors for the John H. Johnson School of Communications and Knock Out Abuse Against Women. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, and resides in Washington, D.C. with her daughter.