BOSTON—Tier One Partners, a full-service public relations agency focused on the technology sector, has added Ann Marie Ricard, a veteran of DDB and Porter Novelli, to its management team. Ricard will be based in Seattle and will help to expand Tier One’s presence in the Pacific Northwest region.
Before joining Tier One, Ricard was with the Seattle office of DDB, where she serviced technology, financial services, and travel/tourism clients including ShareBuilder, Real Networks, Dell, InfoSpace, Allrecipes, and the cruise lines Holland America Line and Majestic America Line. Prior to DDB, Ricard was with Porter Novelli in San Francisco, focused on the HP account. She worked extensively on product launches and high-profile media events, including the launch of a breakthrough digital camera at the Grammy Awards.
Ricard also worked with the agency’s food team, supporting clients such as Olive Garden restaurants, Baskin-Robbins and the Sun-Maid Growers of California.