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Anne Paterson

Director, Corporate Relations

Anne works closely with our corporate sponsors to support American Rivers’ programs. For more information about providing corporate support for American Rivers or its programs, please contact Anne at apaterson@americanrivers.org or 303.454.3397.

Anne joined American Rivers in January 2011. Previously she worked for SmithBucklin, an association management company in Washington, DC, where she grew clients’ corporate sponsorship, membership and annual meeting exhibitors. Prior to that, Anne worked for the March of Dimes planning community events and securing corporate support for those events.

Education: MBA from The George Washington University with a focus on Environmental Policy and Management; BA in Communications from the University of Washington in Seattle with an all-too-brief stop in Siena, Italy to study art history, learn the language, and drink the espresso.

Favorite River: Blue River in Colorado

River Story: I couldn’t imagine inviting everyone I love to celebrate my wedding in Colorado without also showing them one of my favorite places to just “be.” Our first weekend activity was a float trip on the Colorado River. I loved seeing more than 40 people arrive a day early to join us on the river. Some new to rivers, some experienced adventurers, a few toddlers as well as those from several preceding generations, all experiencing the river together. It was awesome seeing so many feel the pure joy that the mighty Colorado brought to everyone on that June morning and the perfect way to kick off a pretty amazing weekend.