Ann Smith

Ann Smith, Senior Director, Communications

Ann Smith

Senior Director, Communications

Ann Smith is senior director of Communications for Consolidated Nuclear Security, the management and operating contractor for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In this role, she directs external and internal communications at both sites, including government and community relations, public outreach, and employee communications. She also oversees editorial, graphics, photography, printing, video, and web services for the two sites.

Before joining CNS in February 2024, Smith was the director of Communications, Marketing, Community, and Public Affairs for the North Wind Group, where she managed client relations, marketing initiatives, publications, advertising, and branding. North Wind has more than 2,000 employees with projects all over the country, including Hawaii, Alaska, and Guam.

During her more than 20 years of experience leading communications, Smith has developed strategic business initiatives and established communication outreach programs by partnering with local, state, and federal stakeholders in the nuclear and environmental industries. She previously was manager of Communications and Community Programs for UCOR, director of Communications for Perma-Fix Environmental Services, and vice president of Communications for Safety and Ecology Corporation.

Smith holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in communications from the University of Tennessee. She is a member of the Communications Working Group for the Energy Facility Contractors Group and the North Wind Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee.