Anne has been working in communication and marketing strategy for most of her
life. Most recently, she has focused on efforts important to The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, including the Washington D.C. Temple Open House
and the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington. She currently serves on
the Church’s Washington Advisory Committee, an advisory group focused on
providing input on national and international issues. She also teaches an early-
morning scripture study class for high school students.
For over ten years, she led a talented Latter-day Saint team in the metro-
Washington DC area, focusing on community building with people of other faiths
and civic leaders, sponsoring programs to engage the community in
volunteerism, using digital media to inspire and to reduce the confusion and
division that exists among people of faith, and fostering understanding about The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She started her interfaith work at the
request of a Church leader, but it has since become a passion. One of her
greatest joys was working with Masjid Mohammad of Metropolitan Washington
and with The Islamic Education Center of Potomac, Maryland on developing the
basis of a resource called “Muslims and Latter-day Saints, Beliefs, Values and
Lifestyles”, which has now been enhanced, published and shared world-wide.
She spent over 20 years of her professional career at Marriott International, as a
leader engaged in strategic planning, new business development, sales,
marketing and operations. She had the pleasure of leading the team that created
Marriott’s Foundation for People with Disabilities and its innovative program
“Bridges”, which helps teenagers with disabilities receive coaching as they enter
the workforce. Over half of her time at Marriott was in a leadership role helping
an emerging business called Senior Living Services, later sold to Sunrise Senior
While still part of Marriott International, Anne became Executive Director of one
of their largest senior communities, with over 250 staff from 30 different
countries, and over 300 residents. She served in that position for eight years.
While Anne was Executive Director, Maplewood Park Place won awards from
both Marriott International and Sunrise Senior Living for success in exceeding
quality indicators, maximizing resident satisfaction and associate satisfaction.
Anne has trained and volunteered as an EMT and first responder with the
Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. She was formerly president of the
Burning Tree Village Board, the first Village supporting neighborhood seniors
established in Montgomery County.
She lives with her husband and high school sweetheart, Kim Golightly, in
Bethesda, and has three grown, married children and three adorable grandsons.