about

professional evolution & expertise

1999 – present

Sole proprietor, Annie Guyon Communications, which was established in San Francisco and relocated to New England in 2001.

In addition to copywriting, as an occasional freelance journalist I've written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America and Art New England, etc. I also review books for Kirkus Reviews, am a commentator for Vermont Public Radio (archive: http://www.vpr.net/bio/225/ and, from 2006-2009, had weekly arts & culture column called The Sover Scene, for Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper The Rutland Herald (archive: http://rutlandherald.typepad.com/soverscene

1995 – 1998

Business Development Director for Connect Direct, one of Silicon Valley's top marketing firms, coordinating all public relations, media relations, marketing and communications.

1992 – 1994

The Gap Foundation, in The Gap's San Francisco HQ Executive Offices, coordinating public relations, grantee relations, company incentive/volunteer programs, publicity and grant–dispersement.

1980 – 1992

San Francisco fine art gallery business, overseeing public/media/client relations, business development, exhibit design, event production and art direction.

personal community projects

2003

Conceived and spearheaded community-wide effort which helped save Cornerstone Pediatrics—an outstanding and beloved local medical practice &mdash from imminent closure, working with corporate parent BMH, community members and Town officials, and coordinating media relations, public relations and informational communications documents and discussions.

2004

Conceived and coordinated design, funding and construction of new, state–of–the–art $60K community playground in Saxtons River, Vermont, including researching and authoring successful grant from Washington, D.C. foundation, KaBoom!, handling all media and public relations and serving as a construction team captain on Build Day.

2005 – 2006

Appointed by Town Manager to Citizens Advisory Committee and played central role in regional effort to help the Town of Rockingham purchase its own hydro–electric facility on the Connecticut River. Unsuccessful bid but hope springs eternal and clean energy and power to the people reign supreme.

ongoing charitable support

  • AIDS Services of Southern Vermont
  • Main Street Arts
  • Our Place Drop–In Center
  • Rockingham Arts & Museum Project
  • Vermont Conservation Education Fund
  • Vermont Food Bank
  • Women's Crisis Center
Annie Guyon Communications   PO Box 19   Saxtons River   Vermont 05154   tel & fax 802.869.1919
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