Business 100 - 2011

Anne McCarthy/Westmeath Communications


Anne McCarthy has spent more than 25 years in corporate communications, serving as both a strategist and an executor for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. She founded Westmeath Communications, a consulting firm that offers communications counsel to companies both large and small, as well as a cross section of stakeholders. Westmeath was named after the county where Anne’s maternal grandmother was born.

Anne has deep experience in corporate social responsibility, leading the Foundation at Western Union and Polaroid. She has led large image and branding campaigns at Sara Lee Corporation, IBM, DuPont and SAP. She serves on several nonprofit boards, including Alliance for Choice in Education, Colorado UpLift and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. A trustee of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Anne earned a BA in journalism from Michigan State University and has completed executive education programs at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and at INSEAD at Fontainebleau.