Ann Marie Watson
Ann Marie joined Americans for the Arts in June 2016. As Digital Communications Strategy Manager, she directs social media strategy and content for Americans for the Arts accounts and serves as the managing editor of ARTSblog. Previously, she was Marketing Communications Manager at the Newseum, a museum dedicated to the First Amendment, where she managed the organization’s social media, email marketing and other online communications. From 1999 to 2007, Ann Marie worked at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, where she began as an intern and rose to oversee the theater’s brand identity and art direct original illustrations for each season’s slate of productions. Ann Marie volunteers for Port Tobacco Players, a local community theater, where she has produced more than half a dozen musicals and plays and serves on the Public Affairs committee. Ann Marie is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Echols Scholars program with a B.A. in history and a minor in Spanish.