Business 100 - 2012

Anne M. McCarthy/Westmeath Communications 

Anne M. McCarthy, president and founder of Westmeath Communications, has a passion for business and a mandate for crisp, clear communications. She 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. In 2010 she founded Westmeath, a Denver, Colorado-based consulting firm that offers such services as reputation management, corporate social responsibility, issues management, messaging/positioning and change management. Westmeath was named after the Irish county where Anne’s maternal grandmother was born.

Anne serves as a trustee on several nonprofit boards, including Alliance for Choice in Education, Domus Pacis, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. She is actively involved with the American Ireland Fund and the Aspen Ideas Festival. 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.