Ann M. Smith
MAJC, 1985 B.S. Public Relations, 1982
Strategic public relations leader in the healthcare, consumer products and sports marketing industries.
Hall of Fame 2015
Ann M. Smith, PR 1982, MAJC 1985, is a strategic public relations leader whose experience has spanned the healthcare, consumer products and sports marketing industries.
Smith currently serves as Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Express Scripts, responsible for creating and executing innovative communication strategies that help the company’s more than 30,000 employees understand their full roll within the organization and deliver on key strategic business goals.
Smith joined Express Scripts after a successful merger with Medco Health Solutions, where for 12 years she developed and executed integrated marketing and public relations campaigns that defined and built the company’s brand among key constituents – investors, clients, consumers, physicians and the media. In addition, Ann managed and coordinated external communications for Medco’s subsidiaries United BioSource, Accredo Specialty Pharmacy, DNA Direct and Liberty.
Prior to joining Medco, Smith served as Senior Director of Marketing Communications at Nabisco, where, for a decade, she developed award-winning publicity campaigns for iconic brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz, Planters and Grey Poupon.
A member of the 1982 National Champion Lady Gator Gymnastics team, Smith started her career in the Sports Information Department at the University of Florida. She later went on to join the communications team that established the first Goodwill Games in 1986.