Anne Menotti is a leader in strategic engagement efforts for The Aspen Institute. In this capacity, she works with individuals to identify their areas of interest, engage them with the Institute, and provide opportunities for connection, engagement, and philanthropic support.
Before joining the Aspen Institute, Anne served as the Senior Advisor for Education, Marketing & Outreach for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms (DRR) at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, she was responsible for the successful creation and execution of DRR’s education, marketing, and fundraising initiatives. Her work included creating and managing DRR’s national education program, The Declaration of Learning; creating educational tools for teachers and students utilizing DRR’s collection; providing oversight to all marketing and public outreach efforts including DRR’s new website; securing and growing national, state, and local partnerships; and formulating and executing major and principal gifts to DRR. She successfully completed a $20 million endowment campaign to preserve and protect the Diplomatic Reception Rooms and its historic collection.
Anne began her career as a campaign manager and fundraiser for local and statewide political campaigns where she developed successful brands, messages, marketing strategies, and fundraising initiatives for candidates including Texas Governor Ann Richards, New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Congressional Candidate Jay Bradford, and Arkansas Attorney General Winston Bryant. Anne continued her work in the non-profit arena at the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association, the George Washington University, and American University’s School of Communication. At American University, Anne was privileged to lead the first comprehensive branding, marketing and fundraising campaign for AU’s School of Communication. During her tenure, she developed the school’s brand identity, created and implemented a comprehensive marketing campaign, built the school’s first advisory board, created innovative programs to connect students and alumni with the school, and led the school from annual gifts of $13,000 to a $20-million-dollar capital campaign.
Anne graduated cum laude with her bachelors degree in political science from Hendrix College and summa cum laude with her masters degree in public communication from American University. She also holds a digital marketing certificate from the Parsons School of Design | The New School.