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Annette Promes

Chief Marketing Officer

Annette Promes

Chief marketing Officer


Annette has worked in marketing for more than two decades, holding leadership positions across a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Those include KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Kiva Microfunds, Amazon, Big Fish Games, Expedia, Microsoft, and AT&T/Cingular Wireless. Annette advocates to increase equity and representation in hiring, mentoring, and career development programs with a focus on increasing equity for Black, Latinex and Native American individuals.

Annette is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, where she is responsible for enhancing KUOW’s reputation in the community, igniting brand obsession among core and new audiences, growing and engaging an increasingly diverse audience, and influencing a heightened value proposition among KUOW listeners to create a climate conducive to philanthropy.

Annette has taught Applied Digital Marketing at the University of Washington Continuum College since 2020. She also practiced as a part-time birth doula for 18 years, trained at the Seattle Midwifery School in 2000, and volunteered for a time with Operation Special Delivery to provide free doula support to the partners of deployed military personnel. She is on the board of directors at Open Arms Perinatal Services and is an advisory board member for UW PCE’s Digital Marketing Certificate program. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Cornell.