Anne Desmond Warden
Anne Desmond Warden, currently a stay-at-home mother, was Chief of Staff to California Congressman Mike Thompson until 2010, providing legislative and political counsel and supervising more than 25 staff members across five offices. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, Anne served as Congressman Thompson’s Communications Director and spokesperson.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Anne specialized in strategic communications for non-profit organizations, particularly those dedicated to public health and children. She served in the Public Affairs Department at the Pew Charitable Trusts, working with their health and human services grantees. She also provided media relations consulting to clients such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the U.S. Surgeon General while working at the D.C.-based communications firm G.M.M.B.
In Chicago, Anne served as Senior Communications Officer at the University of Chicago, counseling the President of the University on his communication with the public and the media.