Annemarie Ciepiela Henton
Director of Communications and Marketing at Albuquerque Economic Development
Annemarie Ciepiela Henton, APR, is the Director of Communications and Marketing for Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. She is responsible for directing, implementing, managing and evaluating the organization’s ongoing marketing and communications efforts. In addition to her role at AED, Annemarie served in an executive-on-loan capacity to Mayor Richard J. Berry for the City of Albuquerque’s Innovation Team in 2015 and 2016.
Annemarie has more than 10 years’ experience developing and directing integrated marketing and communications campaigns. She specializes in connecting people with each other and with ideas, stories, products and services.
Annemarie turns people’s anxiety into confidence. Instinctively positive, she raises the energy in the room and excels in roles where she helps people get a “sense” of something. The strength that makes Annemarie most valuable to companies and teams is that she sees patterns and possibilities where others see complexity and obstacles. Creative, strategic and communicative, she’s not afraid to try new things or to jump in and figure out how to make something work. In fact, she thrives on it.
Annemarie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. In 2014, Annemarie earned her Accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board in New York, a designation that demonstrates her work ethic, knowledge of communications theories and technology, and commitment to ethical practice.