Ann Canela is Vice President at Global Impact. She brings a deep expertise in the intersection of fundraising and marketing to business advisory clients that have included Hilton Worldwide, Cisco, Accenture, Grainger, Counterpart International, Pact, Seattle International Foundation and many others. Ms. Canela is also a senior advisor for the Global Health Council and the Hilton Prize Coalition. She is also on the board of advisors for World Vision's "Strong Women, Strong World" initiative, and is on the board of advisors for the Open Road Alliance’s “the Commons,” focused on risk reduction in philanthropy.
In her previous role as Director, Marketing and Communications at Global Impact, Ms. Canela led the marketing for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, raising more than $80 million per year. Additionally, she led the marketing efforts to support the fundraising campaigns of more than 60 leading international charities, raising more than $20 million per year.
Prior to joining Global Impact, Ms. Canela was a consultant for multi-national corporations, law firms and major associations. Ms. Canela owned and operated a boutique public relations agency in Chicago focused on creating partnerships with major retail brands and major metropolitan communities. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in New York City and a Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University.