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Annette Promes

Chief Marketing Officer


As Chief Marketing Officer for KUOW, Annette is responsible for enhancing KUOW’s reputation in the community, igniting brand obsession among core and new audiences, growing and engaging an increasingly diverse audience, and influencing a heightened value proposition among KUOW listeners to create a climate conducive to philanthropy.

Annette has worked in marketing for more than two decades and has previously held various leadership positions at Kiva Microfunds, Amazon, Moz, Big Fish Games, Expedia, Microsoft and AT&T/Cingular Wireless. Throughout her career, she has championed the value that timely, relevant marketing provides to the customer. Annette works to create environments that are rich with diversity and where people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. She advocates to increase equity and representation in hiring, mentoring, and career development programs with a focus on increasing equity for Black, Latinex and Native American individuals. Annette is on the board of directors at Open Arms Perinatal Services and is an advisory board member for UW PCE’s Digital Marketing Certificate program.

Annette completed her undergraduate work at the University of Washington, holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell.