Annie Gudorf

Account Director

Annie Gudorf, Walker Sands

Annie is an account director in Walker Sands’ San Francisco office, where she manages a talented team in the agency’s professional services and enterprise software practice areas. Annie is responsible for spearheading integrated, creative PR programs for clients and ensuring they’re delivered on-time, on-budget and on-strategy.

Annie joined Walker Sands’ Chicago office in 2013 and moved to San Francisco in 2016 to help grow the agency’s West Coast office. Since her time at Walker Sands, she has worked on clients including Cisco, InterCall (now West UC), FireEye, CompTIA, Second City Works, plus many others in the cybersecurity and broader B2B technology space. Annie's client work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America, Chicago Business Marketing Association and the Publicity Club of Chicago.

Annie also serves on the Board of Directors of Chicago’s Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) chapter. Annie graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations.

True to her Ohio roots, come football season, Annie is a die hard Ohio State football fan and won’t hesitate to let you know it. O-H-I-O!


Q&A with Annie Gudorf

One thing people wouldn't know about you is: 

I am 100 percent German, even though I look nothing like it.

What is the most exciting or inspiring project you've worked on at Walker Sands? 

The CompTIA Cyber Secure Social Experiment and Data Study. This project was very unique because it wasn't just a traditional data study, but it included a social experiment where we dropped 200 USB sticks in Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland and Washington D.C.. We wanted to see how many people would pick them up and plug them into their computer, a major cybersecurity no no! Surprisingly, nearly 20% of people did. While the results of the project were outstanding, this project was really enjoyable to work on because it was really creative and a team effort. We worked as a team to brainstorm the idea for the project and execute it successfully. 

Would you rather have the office stocked 24/7 with Starbucks coffee or Garrett's popcorn? 

Garrett's popcorn most definitely.

What is your favorite account to follow on Twitter? 


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