Annette has more than 20 years’ experience as a marketing professional working for manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Okuma she was Director of Marketing Communications for Sealed Air Corporation where she led the marketing communications department for the Diversey Care business segment. She has also held marketing positions with tesa tape, inc. and Siemens Energy & Automation. Annette earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Mini MBA in Digital Marketing from Rutgers University, and an MBA Certificate from Cornell University. She is an active volunteer in the community and has generously given her time to Loaves and Fishes and the Charlotte Rescue Mission.