meet annie strickler suttle

Annie Strickler Suttle has more than 10 years’ experience in media and communications for non-profits, most recently as Communications Director for the Local Energy Alliance Program in Charlottesville where she initiated their marketing initiatives around residential and commercial energy efficiency.

Previously, as Communications Director at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, she oversaw their initiatives to promote the climate, energy and sustainability actions of cities and counties and to brand ICLEI USA as the premier organization supporting those leaders. This involved a website overhaul, innovative annual reports, their first-ever e-newsletter and blog, and their presence at the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen.

Prior to ICLEI Annie worked for six years at the Sierra Club where she held various positions, including Deputy Press Secretary. There she led media efforts on issues such as clean energy, coastal protection, wild forests, endangered species and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She also worked on political campaigns in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Oregon.

She earned her Master of Arts in Mass Communication at the University of Florida and her undergraduate degree at the University of the South (Sewanee). She has lived in Washington, DC, San Francisco, Charlottesville, Virginia, and currently resides in Oakland, California.

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annie’s skills and experience include:

  • Advocacy efforts
  • Annual reports and case studies
  • Blogging
  • Communication trainings
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Energy, environmental and sustainability issues
  • Event promotion
  • Marketing collateral
  • Media relationships
  • Political campaigns
  • Print, radio, and TV copy
  • Online strategies
  • Social media
  • Website architecture and content