Ann Liston is a leading national media consultant and a founding Partner of AL Media who became interested in politics as an idealistic college student for three very important reasons; Beer. Boys. And pizza. (Not necessarily in that order.)
But in the 1992 election, as a precinct captain for the 43rd Ward in Chicago, Ann saw the decisive power that elections can have upon a changing nation – and upon a young woman looking to make a contribution in the world. Since then, she’s been hooked. Hooked and dedicated to working to make our country’s elective bodies look more like the make-up of America.
To date, Ann has over twenty years of experience managing and consulting on competitive campaigns – from a well-heeled ward office to serving as a senior member of the media team on President Obama’s re-election, and everything in-between. As the co-founding partner of AL Media, a media and strategic communications consulting firm recognized nationally for its award-winning creative and breakthrough victories. Under Ann’s leadership, AL Media has taken on some of the highest-profile, against-the-odds challenges in electoral, legislative, and public affairs campaigns…and won.
Her work in national politics includes serving in senior positions at EMILY’s List, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), The National Democratic Convention – Los Angeles, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). A seasoned trainer, Ann has worked with political leaders and activists throughout the United States, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Northern Ireland, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. She also has been a regular lecturer for Harvard University’s Women & Public Policy program.
Ann is professionally and personally committed to helping women and girls reach positions of power and leadership and serves on the board of Girls in the Game. She is also a board member of A Council for a Livable World. Ann is a graduate of Loyola University-Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and her dogs, Murphy and Flynn.