Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development
Ann Lewnes is Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development of Adobe, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world.
Ann has held the position of Adobe CMO for more than a decade. Under her leadership, the Adobe brand has become synonymous with creativity, digital marketing and the design and development of transformative digital experiences. Believing everyone has a story to tell, Ann is a strong advocate for empowering diverse creators, including women, youth, and other under-represented groups. In addition to its consistent focus on creativity, Adobe’s marketing organization pioneered the company’s shift to digital—deploying advanced digital marketing technology, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s impact on business. As EVP of Corporate Strategy & Development, Ann also leads Adobe’s corporate strategy and strategic M&A efforts globally.
Prior to Adobe, Ann spent 20 years building the iconic Intel Inside brand as VP of Marketing. Ann has been named one of the world’s most influential CMOs by Forbes and one of the most innovative CMOs by Business Insider. The American Advertising Foundation elected her to its Hall of Achievement. In 2019, Ann was inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame. In 2020, she received the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award.
Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from Lehigh University and is Vice Chair of the Lehigh board of trustees. She currently serves on the boards of Mattel and Sundance Institute.
In the media
10/20/21 — Interbrand — Five Questions with Ann Lewnes
9/29/21 — Forbes – The World’s Most Influential CMOs 2021
5/17/21 — Digiday — ‘2022 is still a question’: Why In-Person Events Aren’t on the Agenda Any Time Soon for Adobe CMO
4/9/21 — Bloomberg TV — Creativity Connects and Helps People Cope: Adobe CMO
12/11/20 — Journal of Marketing — Commentary: The Future of Marketing Is Agile
12/7/20 — Ad Age — Marketers of the Year
10/20/20 — Interbrand — Five Questions with Ann Lewnes
10/1/20 — Forbes —World's Most Influential CMOs
4/3/20 — New York Post — How Adobe Employees Have Been Giving Back to Their Communities
11/12/19 — Forbes Video Interview – CMO Summit 2019
10/17/19 — Interbrand Video Interview – Best Global Brands 2019
8/5/20 — Adweek — Adobe Uses Music's Biggest Names to Turn Fans Into Creators
7/24/19 — AdAge – Adobe CMO Talks Innovation, Brand Purpose and Staying Humble
6/26/19 — The CMO Podcast Interview
5/13/19 — Bustle – How Creativity and Technology Can Work Together
4/03/19 — MIT – 10 Principles of Modern Marketing