Principal and Founder
Anna founded Solsken Public Relations & Marketing in 2008 and brings more than two decades of public relations and advertising expertise to her firm. Having spent 20+ years honing her communications and marketing skills in a diverse breadth of industries, Anna is an expert at developing and implementing communication strategies for government, non-profit and technology campaigns, regionally and globally.
As the agency's principal, Anna believes in a very hands-on approach. She personally works with every client and is involved in every agency project. Her expertise provides her with a unique background that enables her to serve clients in a wide range of capacities and fields, from B2B technology and consumer products to social marketing initiatives and branding campaigns to targeted outreach to diverse Asian communities and niche audiences.
Prior to Solsken, Anna was as an account supervisor at Runyon Saltzman, Inc. There, she managed key agency accounts, spearheading the multi-cultural business, overseeing public relations projects and supported with advertising. Anna also worked at Montoya Communications Inc., managing national accounts, most notably a national campaign for Del Monte Foods changing consumer behaviors and driving sales, and California's instrumental Teen Pregnancy Prevention initiative.
Active in her community and a strong believer in education, Anna has served as president of the local Parent Teachers Association and the Natomas Schools Foundation. She spearheaded a grassroots campaign that successfully brought an International Baccalaureate Program to her local high school, earning her a feature in N Magazine as a "Women of Note" and numerous awards from the California State Senate, California State Assembly and Sacramento City Council. She is passionate about improving public education, ending domestic violence and human trafficking and eliminating mental health stigma; she also serves in many non-profit capacities to support these initiatives.
Anna earned her bachelor's degree in communication studies and a master's degree in public policy and administration at California State University, Sacramento.