Anna Marie Faulkner
Client Development Lead
As Client Development Lead, Anna Marie Faulkner shepherds JCA’s Professional Services sales efforts by generating opportunities, selling engagements, overseeing marketing and business development strategy, supporting sales efforts, and maintaining strategic account relationships for the company.
Before Joining JCA, Anna Marie worked as the Director of Marketing for Lookingglass Theatre Company, a recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. At Lookingglass, she led the planning, development, and implementation of organizational marketing, communication, promotional, and audience development strategies and initiatives, while overseeing a team of marketing, group sales, graphic design, and audience services professionals.
Anna Marie previously held marketing and public relations positions at Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, SUNY Potsdam (Community Performance Series), and Southern Utah University (Utah Shakespeare Festival).
Anna Marie earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa, with minors in Theatre and Marketing. She enjoys playing pickleball, hanging at the pool, singing karaoke, and spending time with her husband and two children.
MORE ABOUT ANNA MARIE
What do you do at JCA?
At JCA, I oversee marketing and sales initiatives. My responsibilities include everything from marketing strategy and creating content to meeting with prospective clients and managing/attending conferences. I love that I get to leverage my communication and organizational skills in all my work. I get to speak with our nonprofit partners and hear firsthand about their pain points and share how JCA can help them work more efficiently and effectively to achieve their goals.
What is your background? What brought you to JCA?
Prior to JCA, I worked for 10 years in arts and culture in marketing and public relations roles, with most of my experience in theatre. (I was a performer growing up, and I loved being a part of the magic of live events!) What drew me to JCA was being able to work with a breadth of nonprofits—not just performing arts, but also universities, social services organizations, museums, hospitals—which meant my work could make an even bigger impact. I also found the people at JCA to be smart, hardworking, and mission-driven, and I wanted to be a part of the team.
What do you do outside of JCA?
Outside of JCA, you’ll probably find me spending time with my family (husband, two littles, and a BIG dog). We like to be active and are often found at the pool or playground. I’ve also recently started playing pickleball and enjoy playing weekly with friends. Oh, and you’ll find me on the microphone at Karaoke just about any chance I get!
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