Own a smartphone? Ann Marie was a part of the launch of the wireless industry and played a crucial role in making mobile phones a must-have, mass-market product.
In a career spanning marketing, research and branding at several leading New York advertising agencies to client-side, breakthrough marketing assignments with Cellular One, SBC Communications and Verizon Wireless – and then on to Miami and BSG, she has been involved with establishing new businesses and new brand building as a regular challenge. Ultimately, she has built a strong, respected body of marketing successes, especially in the fields of transportation, healthcare and business services. She has been an invaluable asset to the agency and to every one of our clients.
Ann Marie is also involved with the American Association of Advertising Agencies, serving on the Florida Chapter Board.
With an array of other passions, and not enough time to engage with all of them, Ann Marie has devotedly pursued the fine art of great food prep, an endeavor she has labeled “Jazz Cooking” – seeking out the freshest and best from top-notch purveyors and melding the ingredients in her own, improv way.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Ann Marie is a graduate of Penn State. Along with preparing her for life, the university gave her the ability to develop a not-so-secret passion for football. This year she actually reached new heights, punctuated by her appointment as an ambassador/”brand” rep for the Citrus Bowl. In this new facet of her life Ann Marie gets to travel to Big 10 and SEC games, spreading good cheer and strong positive feelings for Florida and the Citrus Bowl itself.
Ann Marie Drozd
e.v.p., brand development