As a field organizer in six states during Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, Anna Humphrey learned what every good speechwriter knows: how to ask tough questions, and how to answer even tougher ones.
She brings these skills to West Wing Writers, where she helps visionary leaders — from fields such as tech, consulting, academia, and entertainment — match messages to moments.
Previously, Anna worked at the Washington Speakers Bureau, where she managed a portfolio of speechmakers that included former heads of government, business leaders, and award-winning journalists. She drove the company’s efforts to market these speakers as thought leaders in their respective fields.
Before that, Anna led outreach efforts at the US Trade and Development Agency, where she advised the director on messaging for speeches and congressional hearings, developed budget requests and annual reports, and crafted communications strategies for high-profile, government-wide initiatives.
Anna has also written for the chief information officer at the White House, facilitating decision-making on technology issues by the chief of staff and other leaders, as well as the Pentagon’s chief technology officer.
Anna is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Dayton. She lives in New York City’s East Village and volunteers as a mentor for Girls Write Now.