Ann Graham is Partner & States Director DAMSON Group
(Vermont & Massachusetts - USA). She is a journalist and editorial
consultant with 35 years of experience working globally for business
publications, multinational corporations, management consulting firms,
business schools, research institutes and think tanks, and
entrepreneurs. Her specialty, and passion, is writing about business
strategy and management and the role of business in society.
Over the course of her career, Ann has built a diverse network of professional and personal relationships with people working in many fields and countries. As a freelance journalist ghostwriter, and editor since 2005, her clients include the Boston Consulting Group, the Aspen Institute Business in Society Program, PwC, Columbia University Press, Redpoint Global, FICO, McKinsey & Co., US/Trust Bank of America, Tata Group, Medallia, Inc., NYSE Euronext, FICO, Thomson Reuters, McKinsey & Co, Krillion Ventures, and The Drucker Institute.
Ann was the executive editor of the award-winning management publication strategy+business (s+b) from 2000 to 2005. She was a ghostwriter for consultants in multiple practice areas at Booz Allen Hamilton and led s+b's coverage of management ideas and practices examining the role and impact of business in society. She was the lead editor for regular thought leaders contributors to s+b, including the late C.K. Prahalad and Charles Handy.
She has been a contributing editor and writer for s+b since 2005. Her feature article in s+b, Danny Meyer's Recipe for Success was a 2019 American Society of Business Publication Editors award winner. In the early 2000s, Ann was a writer at Gartner, Inc. She launched and led Gartner's first business strategy and information technology publication for non-IT executives, Business Technology Journal.
As a senior writer and editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) from 1987 to 1997, she wrote for the weekly business strategy newsletter, Business International, was the author of multiple EIU management studies.
In the 1990s she was one of the first journalists to cover business and the environment as a strategy and management discipline, contributing to The Economist newspaper and multiple publications on environment, health and safety management.
She served as the ghostwriter for The Deciding Factor: The Power of Analytics to Make Every Business Decision a Winner (Wiley 2009) by Larry Rosenberger and John Nash, former CEO and head of strategy at FICO; and Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns and Impact by Joseph Quinlan and Jackie Vanderbrug (Wiley, 2016) In 2020, she assisted Judy Samuelson, Founder of the Aspen Institute Business in Society Program with the manuscript development of her book, The Six New Rules of Business (Berrett-Kohler 2021).
Ann served as an advisor for the launch of World Pulse, a pioneering global social networking platform connecting and supporting women from developing countries. She has also done volunteer work for several New York City-based nonprofits including The Brotherhood Sister Sol and the National Down Syndrome Society. She is a member of the board of directors of the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning.
Ann has a BSFS from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (1978) where she majored in comparative literature and African studies and an MA in development economics from Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs (1981). She is a graduate of Phillips Academy (1974).
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