Anne is founder and president of Prestige Media, Inc., a public relations firm that specializes in media relations for law firms, attorneys and small businesses throughout Virginia. Other clients have included Marriott International, SeniorNavigator.com and American Family Fitness Centers.
She also serves as a "hired pen" for various entities, writing such "can't-put-down" reading as the city of Richmond's annual report, corporate brochures, speeches and Web-page copy.
Before entering public relations, Anne was a national news editor for theAssociated Press in New York City, where she was responsible for selecting, rejecting, directing and editing the day's top stories for distribution to more than 1,500 newspapers throughout the United States.
Her brushes with history include being in the "slot"
during the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, the crash of a U.S.
Air jet into Flushing Bay and the 1989 earthquake in California.
Anne also worked in the AP's Albuquerque, N.M., bureau, where
she threw away far more press releases than ever saw
the light of day on the AP wire.
She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
Since moving to Virginia in 1995, Anne has been active with the Association for the Support of Children with Cancer, serving on its board, as chairwoman of its public relations committee and as editor of its quarterly newsletter. She also volunteers in her children's classrooms at Bon Air Elementary School, and has mastered the art of turkey-shaped sugar cookies for the annual Thanksgiving parties.
Anne and her husband, Virginia AP Sports Editor Hank Kurz, live in Bon Air with their two boys, two dogs and a hermit crab named "Libel," who is still mourning the recent loss of his long-time companion, "Slander."
This is Anne's first time teaching at the University of Richmond.She enjoys family bicycle rides, reading, walking and cooking.
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