Anne Doyle

Anne Doyle is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the DSBA since 2011. Anne Doyle
is a leadership and communications strategist who
brings three decades of trailblazing news media,
business and political credentials to her consulting work with executives,visionary organizations and
emerging leaders. Today,as principal of Anne Doyle Strategies,she is a powerful ally to organizations and executives committed to mining the new talent gold.
She is also an inspiring speaker whose compelling stories as an
accomplished change agent on the front lines of broadcasting and big
business are packed with practical insight for present and emerging leaders. From locker rooms to
newsrooms,from board rooms to congressional hallways,Anne Doyle has honed her skills in some of the
toughest leadership laboratories. She has worked with leaders as compelling and distinct as Jac Nasser,
Sparky Anderson,Gloria Steinem,Jack Welch and Anne Stevens.
Ms. Doyle first made her mark nationally in 1979 when she was one of the first TV women sports broadcasters in
the U.S. to gain access to professional locker rooms. As a sports anchor and reporter for CBS-TV in Detroit
from 1978 to 1984,her mettle was tested by such fierce competitors as Reggie Jackson,Bobby Knight,Bo
Schembechler,Isiah Thomas and Kirk Gibson. Her 15 years of excellence in news and sports journalism
earned her credibility with both athletes and peers,two Michigan Emmy nominations,a listing in “Who’s Who
of American Women” and induction,in 2007,to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
Roberto Goizueta,the legendary CEO of Coca-Cola,whet her appetite for business,during her years in
Atlanta as president of Doyle-Farrell Business Communications. In 1987,she joined Ford Motor Company
where she rose through the public affairs and governmental affairs ranks to become director of North
America Communications. From Detroit to California,Melbourne to Mexico City,Ms. Doyle worked
side-by-side with CEOs,union officials,national journalists,congressional leaders and some of the
most powerful leaders in the U.S. She was also a member of Ford’s executive team that handled the Firestone
tire and Ford Explorer crisis,one of the toughest business challenges of the decade. In 2000, she was named
by Automotive News as one of the “100 Most Influential Women in the North American Auto Industry.”
Most recently,she co-authored,with Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social
Research,Inforum’s Women’s Leadership Index report,which tracks and analyzes the progress of executive women
beyond the glass ceiling at Michigan’s 100 largest public companies. She also directed the media strategy,
resulting in state-wide front-page headlines and international pick-up.
An honors graduate of the University of Michigan, Doyle also studied at the University of Madrid and
completed graduate and executive training at Northwestern University,Harvard,Duke’s Fuqua School of
Business and the Ford Executive Development Center.