Team | Ann Marie Habershaw
Ann Marie Habershaw
Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Ann Marie Habershaw is a Partner and the COO of Bully Pulpit Interactive, where she oversees the firm’s four offices in Washington DC, Chicago, New York and San Francisco as well as a staff of over eighty people, and works to optimize BPI’s multiple revenue streams in advertising, marketing and communications. Prior to joining BPI, Habershaw served as the Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Obama for America, where she built nationwide infrastructure to align with the national campaign plan. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of campaign operations, which included a $1 billion budget, the establishment of hundreds of offices nationwide, IT infrastructure, the human resources program for over 4,000 staff members and she also ensured that the infrastructure and resources matched the grassroots campaign focus on organizing, technology and digital strategy. Habershaw has also served as the COO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and as the CFO and subsequently the COO of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). At both organizations, she thoroughly assessed existing organizational structure and led strategic process and change initiatives to overhaul all committee operations. This ensured that committee resources were aligned with the key initiatives such as fundraising, digital presence and national field efforts. Habershaw's passion for operations took off at EMILY's List, where she was Director of Finance and Administration and found her niche helping mission driven organizations make sure that the resources of organizations, both people and dollars, move as one with their values and goals. OFA, DNC, DCCC and EMILY's List are all current and former clients of BPI as well. Habershaw's private sector experience includes serving as the COO of M+R Strategic Services as well as several years of practice in the accounting field and as a controller for various private businesses specializing in retail and direct marketing. Habershaw received her undergrad degree at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.