As CEO of CURiO, artisans and curators of premium bath, body and home fragrance, Anne has successfully transitioned the company to a new generation of leadership. In her five years as CEO, she has led the company through a highly successful investor transition and doubled the company’s size and profit through organic growth and a major acquisition. Prior to CURiO, Anne held significant leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and Johnson Publishing Company.
As an experienced CEO who has spent more 25 years in major corporations, mid-sized companies and as an entrepreneur, Ward specializes in leading people, brands, and organizations through all stages and transitions but particularly phases of unprecedented growth. She has a mechanical engineering degree from Duke University and MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. She has also been featured in numerous publications and appeared on television consistently throughout the years.
Anne currently resides in Minneapolis with her son and loves travel and music.