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 over a decade. Under her leadership, the Adobe brand has become synonymous with creativity, digital marketing and the design and development of transformative digital experiences. In addition to its consistent focus on creativity, Adobe’s marketing organisation 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&An 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 into 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 Communication’s Matrix Award.
Ann received her B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Lehigh University, where she sits on the Board of Trustees. She also currently serves on the boards of Mattel and Sundance Institute. Believing everyone has a story to tell, Ann is a strong advocate for empowering diverse creators, including women, youth and other under-represented groups