Anne Sempowski Ward

by Justin Cates
Anne Sempowski Ward
Chief Executive Officer
CURiO Brands
Serves on Board of Directors for: Spectrum Brands, Inc., SPS Commerce, Inc., Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Anne Sempowski Ward serves as Chief Executive Officer for CURiO Brands.

As CEO of CURiO, artisans and curators of premium bath, body and home fragrance, Ward has successfully transitioned the company to a new generation of leadership. In five years as CEO, she has led the company through a highly successful investor transition and doubled the company’s size and profit through organic growth and a major acquisition.

Ward specializes in leading people, brands, and organizations through all stages and transitions but particularly phases of major change and unprecedented growth.

Ward’s career started as a mechanical engineer with Procter & Gamble, then jumped to strategy and brand management. At P&G and Coca-Cola, she worked on major brands and initiatives, earning a reputation for innovation and an intrapreneurial approach.

Ward holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science from Duke University and a MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

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