Annemarie Henton


Annemarie Henton
Annemarie Ciepiela Henton, APR, is the Director of Communications and Marketing for Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. She is responsible for directing, implementing, managing and evaluating the organization’s ongoing marketing and communications efforts. She also is a member of AED’s recruitment team, working to bring new employers to the metro area. In addition to her role at AED, Annemarie served in an executive-on-loan capacity to Mayor Richard J. Berry for the City of Albuquerque’s Innovation Team in 2015 and 2016.

Annemarie has more than 10 years’ experience developing and directing integrated marketing and communications campaigns. She specializes in connecting people with each other and with ideas, stories, products and services.

Annemarie holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. In 2014, Annemarie earned her Accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board in New York, a designation that demonstrates her work ethic, knowledge of communications theories and technology, and commitment to ethical practice.

Discussion Topic

Annemarie will be leading the educational roundtable, A Seat at the Table: Why Engaging Millennials in Leadership Roles Is a Strategic Advantage, at Table #6.



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The B2B Expo NM is by far the largest collective of local talented entrepreneurs under one roof, and a great event for critical business-to-business networking. I loved it!

Shawna Baker, Solopreneur and Commercial PhotographerShawna Baker Photography

The relationships I have developed through the strategic networking at DJ's B2B Event has been an asset for our business. There has always been fantastic energy and collaboration at every event. People, this is one event you do not want to miss!!!

John Reimann, Account ManagerFastPark & Relax

The business to business aspect of the event is fantastic! It really gives us a chance to
showcase our food and service while in a relaxed, inviting environment. We have made many connections and gained new catering clients and restaurant customers every year.

Miia Hebert, Catering and Marketing DirectorGarcia's Kitchen

The ability to interact with other businesses and the support of local charities makes this a very worthwhile event. We very much look forward to being a Platinum Sponsor at the upcoming 10th Annual B2B Expo.

Gregg Russell, Business Link RepresentativeMelloy Dodge

EXHIB-IT's Annual B2B event is probably one of my favorite and absolute MUST-ATTEND events I look forward to each year. The connections I have made at this event are truly priceless, and have catapulted my business forward.

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Exhib-it’s B2B Expo is THE networking event of the year. This is our fourth year as an exhibitor and sponsor because it’s the one event in which we participate that always results in expanding our brand AND our client base. Each year’s event improves over the last!

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