Kittlaus named assistant dean for communications at Brown School

Ann Kittlaus has been named assistant dean for communications at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Edward F. Lawlor, PhD, dean and the William E. Gordon Professor.


Kittlaus has more than 25 years of communications experience. Before joining the university, Kittlaus was senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard in St. Louis, where she was responsible for providing high-level public affairs counseling as well as developing and implementing strategic, award-winning communications, advocacy and branding efforts. Her clients spanned a diverse array of nonprofit, government and corporate organizations.

“Ann brings with her a wealth of experience in communications, strategic planning, public affairs and public policy,” Lawlor says. “I am delighted that she accepted our offer to join the Brown School.”

Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Kittlaus worked for several organizations in Washington, D.C., including as a White House appointee with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs, where she served as director of media relations and, later, as the agency’s chief of staff; the Food Research and Action Center, where she served as communications director; and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she served as interim media director.

In Washington, D.C., Kittlaus also served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Ted Weiss, D-NY.