About Us

The Thread Summit is a unique gathering designed for marketing and communications leaders based in the Rocky Mountain region. This day-and-a-half summit features six distinct modules led by some of our profession’s most respected leaders. The Thread is designed to share ideas, exchange knowledge and build relationships—without having to fly to New York or San Francisco. The agenda is designed to address topics of interest to organizations that are large, medium or small and concepts that are applicable across industry sectors.

Who is behind The Thread Summit?

Anne M. McCarthy

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Most of Anne McCarthy’s career has been spent communicating the business of business. From restructuring announcements to management succession plans, from brand and reputation strategies to philanthropic campaigns, Anne has a passion for business and a mandate for crisp and clear communications.

Anne has spent more than 25 years in corporate communications serving Sara Lee Corporation, IBM, DuPont, SAP, Western Union and CH2M HILL in the U.S., Europe and Asia across a variety of industry segments including technology, financial services and consumer packaged goods. In 2010, she founded Denver-based Westmeath Global Communications, offering clients such services as reputation management, corporate social responsibility, issues management, messaging/positioning and change management. In addition to her network of consultants, Anne is an affiliate of FleishmanHillard.

Anne earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University and has completed executive education programs at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at INSEAD at Fontainebleau. She lives in Colorado with Mulligan (her Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) and enjoys tennis, golf, biking and skiing.

Margaret M Froehlke

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Margaret has spent much of her 20+ year career serving and leading nonprofit organizations, developing fundraising campaigns, annual conferences, specialty programs and community outreach. Her deep sense of social responsibility has earned her a reputation for designing creative programs, especially centered on learning and development for children and their families.

Margaret has spent much of her 20+ year career serving and leading nonprofit organizations, developing fundraising campaigns, annual conferences, specialty programs and community outreach. Her deep sense of social responsibility has earned her a reputation for designing creative programs, especially centered on learning and development for children and their families.

Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University in 1981. She lives in Centennial, Co., with her husband, four children and their golden retriever.

Laura Love

Laura Love

As the founder of Denver-based GroundFloor Media, Laura’s vision and leadership for marketing communications is equaled by her understanding of the importance of community involvement. Laura has taken a business she started in her basement in 2001 and built it into one of Colorado’s fastest growers, cited by The Holmes Report as the Best Boutique Agency to Work For.

GFM boasts a national client base that has included Coors Light, Starbucks Coffee Company, Qdoba Mexican Grill, the Special Olympics USA National Games, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Level 3 and BNSF Railway. Laura has dedicated at least 10 percent of GFM’s work to nonprofit clients and pro bono accounts, and she is launching GFM’s new private foundation.

Laura was named by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Denver 150, an honor that recognized 150 unsung heroes for their contributions to the Denver community, and was a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s 2006 and 2007 Outstanding Women in Business awards. Laura earned a Master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She continuously learns from her family of a pre-teen daughter and two young sons and dreams about running (or actually finishing) half marathons again.

Peter Hillan

Pete Hillan

Pete offers clients a constructive voice at the intersection of communications, business and politics. He brings clear client messages to the marketplace to derive business success and reputational gains.

As a senior vice president and senior partner at FleishmanHillard, Pete has provided salient counsel for Visa Inc., Oracle Corp., Union Bank of California, Allied Waste, Hyatt Corp., Pacific Gas & Electric, DMB Associates and the San Francisco 49ers. He sits on FH’s Global Crisis Practice steering committee and oversees FH’s corporate practice in San Francisco. He is a member of the board of directors of the Bay Area Council, the region’s preeminent economic voice, and, until recently, George Mark Children’s House, a pediatric palliative care facility, and MediaTile, a leading digital signage and data provider.

Pete spent two decades as a journalist, developing and training some of today’s most influential business reporters during his eight-year tenure as executive business editor of the San Jose Mercury News through 2000. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and lives in Scotts Valley, Ca. with his wife and two dogs, enjoying the pursuits of his adult sons.

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303.507.1498

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