Ann Alexander Leggett / 303.817.7319 / ann@oceangirldesign.com

Public relations/public information, marketing and writing since 1984

 

Public Relations/Public Information

I have provided public relations services for several major construction projects including:

  • Colorado Boulevard Reconstruction, Idaho Springs (2007)
  • Partial Glenwood Canyon Reconstruction, Glenwood Springs (2007)
  • S. Broadway Phase One Reconstruction, Denver (2009-2010)
  • I-225/Colfax Interchange Reconstruction Project, Aurora (2009-2010)
  • S. Broadway Phase Two Reconstruction, Denver (2011-2012)
  • 14th Street Sidewalk and Streetscape Project, Denver (2010-2011)
  • Tennyson Streetscape Project, Denver (2011-2012)
  • East Colfax Improvements, Denver (2012)
  • Brighton Corridor Study, Denver (2012)
  • SH 9 & Rainbow Drive Intersection Reconstruction, Silverthorne (2014)
  • 33rd Street Outfall, Phases 2/3/4, Denver (2016-current)

Sample Public Relations/Marketing Clients (past and present)

  • Petroleum Field Services - All design and writing of marketing materials, writing for client newsletters, consultation on public relations strategies.
  • City of Boulder - Writing, design and production for Public Works monthly newsletter, brochures and ads for various transportation projects.
  • Antique Row Merchants’ Association - Promotion of annual street fair.
  • Concrete Works of Colorado - All web copy/content and design of company website; public relations/public information; writing of articles, ads and monthly newsletters for construction projects; and preparation of award submittal documents.
  • CU-Boulder Alumni Association - Writing, design and production of marketing materials.
  • Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau - All copy for the annual guide to Boulder, and national press releases for the city.
  • eCo Times - Managing editor/writer for eCo Times, a blog that covered all things green.


Writing

I have coauthored five books and my writing has also appeared in publications such as: Boulder County Business Report, Cycling USA, Out & About in Boulder, The Kinetic Challenge Magazine, Understanding Our Gifted, Ghostly Tales from America’s Jails, and
on various client websites and blogs.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Honors), Journalism/Advertising
University of Colorado, Boulder, 1980


Testimonials

Ann always took the extra step to offer unique solutions with her conscientious brand of follow-thru services on the Broadway Reconstruction projects in District 7. Her professional and comprehensive approach created successful public relations, and provided all stakeholders with strategic and vital information invaluable to the success of the project.

Ann’s talent shined as she facilitated communication between the traveling public, the business owners, the city staff, and the Contractor. Her proactive approach helped minimize construction impacts and resulted in greater support for the project (and a whole lot fewer calls to our office).
— Valerie Kerns / Former Aide to Councilman Nevitt, District 7, Current Aide to Councilman Kashmann, District 6
What can I say about Ann? Where do I start? I refer to her as my ‘Information Goddess.’ She is creative, dynamic, helpful, professional and full of positive energy. From all of the information and help she gave to Antique Row during our street reconstruction, to the PR work she did for us on our Summer Festival, she gives it her all. And always with a smile. She loves what she does and it shows in her work. If you need someone who is going to get the job done, done right, and give you more than you expected…she’s the person you need.
— Bob Crayne - Former President / Antique Row Merchant Association, Owner / Antique Exchange

Ann was an important member of the project team responsible for weekly construction updates to merchants and residents affected by roadway construction during the South Broadway Reconstruction Project. Her dedication and understanding of this critically important public outreach helped ‘pave’ the way for a successful project.  She made my job dealing with the stakeholders much easier and I look forward to working with her again in the future.
— Dennis Ohlrogge - Former Project Manager / City and County of Denver
Ann listens to our needs and presents creative ideas that set us apart from the competition. As I have moved through my career I continue to use Ann’s talent to help write press releases, update websites, design marketing material and trade booth displays. Ann is fun to work with. Her excitement for the project makes the process easy, and she is always punctual and quickly turns around any revisions. Her hard work makes my job easier, leaving me time to focus on other areas of the business.
— Kym Forgrave - Operations Manager / Acklam, Inc.
You are a great representative of your company, and this comes from someone who spent a career in corporate PR.
— Dan Danbom - Owner / Printed Page Bookshop
Ann possesses the diverse skills, creativity, and dependability that will make you wonder why you didn’t hire her sooner. She was easy to work with and she added tremendous value to the projects that she coordinated for the City of Boulder Public Works Department.
— Judy Feuer-Walden - Former Administrative Analyst / City of Boulder Public Works
Boulder Valley School District has worked with Ann on several projects, and she has consistently delivered excellent results. She is flexible, easy to work with, and extremely reliable. She has helped us improve our printed materials, and we look forward to working with her on future assignments.
— Bob Jamieson - Human Benefits Director / Boulder Valley School District