Ann Castagnetti is a Partner at PLBsearch, focused on corporate and public affairs roles, including communications and government relations. Ann is an accomplished senior advisor and executive search professional whose expertise stands at the intersection of the private sector, federal government and national politics. Ann has a proven track record for building and streamlining organizations, developing talent and directing projects. Clients value her collaborative style, her passion for the industry and her unique ability to connect people across sectors.
Prior to joining PLBsearch, Ann managed her own executive search and career counseling business, placing high-level professionals in a variety of positions and counseling leading business and national advocacy organizations. Most recently, Ann lent her talents and energy to the Biden/Harris Transition Team as a volunteer on the Appointments Team and also to the Democratic National Convention team as a Senior Advisor to the CEO.
Previously, she served as a valued member of the Obama/Biden Presidential Transition Team, managing the formation of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. She implemented the White House Liaison training program throughout the federal government and advised on all aspects of government hiring. Ann has also managed operations of the political personnel process for the Clinton/Gore Administration and served in the Clinton White House as Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Priority Personnel Placement.
Earlier, Ann served as a Senior Associate in the Corporate Affairs practice of Korn/Ferry International, conducting senior-level government affairs searches across multiple industries. She was also a Principal with the Dewey Square Group in Washington, DC, specializing in public affairs, communications and grassroots strategies.