Anne Womack Kolton
Executive Vice President, Communications, Sustainability & Market Outreach, American Chemistry Council
Anne Womack Kolton serves as the Executive Vice President of the American Chemistry Council, leading Communications, Sustainability and Market Outreach for the chemical industry. Anne is responsible for the development and execution of domestic and international strategies to advance industry’s advocacy priorities, sustainability practices, marketplace relationships with manufacturers and retailers, as well as environmental, health, safety and security performance through oversight of Responsible Care®, the industry’s signature EH&S program.
In this capacity, Anne manages marketplace, policymaker, stakeholder, and industry interests to develop collaborative programs to support sustainability progress. Recently, Anne led the development of the first–ever chemical industry sustainability metrics, which measure and report the U.S. chemical industry’s sustainability performance. Through these responsibilities, Anne is helping the chemical industry demonstrate its commitment and contributions to overcoming society’s environmental, social, and economic sustainability challenges now and in the future.
Anne joined ACC in 2010 after serving in two global public affairs consulting firms where she provided strategic communications and government relations counsel to a range of clients, primarily from the energy and financial services sectors. During the administration of President George W. Bush, Anne led communications for the United States Department of Energy, served at the United States Department of the Treasury and Securities and Exchange Commission and as Assistant Press Secretary in the White House Press Office. Anne began her career working in Texas and Presidential politics.