Ann Petersen

April 23: Ann Petersen | Atlas Insight | COVID-19 MINISERIES
April 23: Ann Petersen | Atlas Insight | COVID-19 MINISERIES 150 150 America's Jobs Team

Ann Petersen joins Ron Kitchens to talk about the implications COVID-19 will have on incentives and incentive compliance. Ann shares her predictions for the rest of the year and dives into what economic developers should be focusing on in this time of flux.

Ann is a director at Atlas Insight. With 15 years of combined experience as a tax and incentive consultant, Ann is widely regarded as an expert in the industry. Ann has a proven history of guiding her clients through the strategic process of location consulting and combining this with multi-state economic development and financial incentive negotiation.


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Episode 003 | Ann Petersen (Cushman & Wakefield)
Episode 003 | Ann Petersen (Cushman & Wakefield) 150 150 America's Jobs Team

This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast:

Nick Riashi and Ann Petersen discuss Ann’s leadership journey through the years. Ann is a Senior Director at Cushman & Wakefield, where her primary responsibilities include negotiation with state and local economic development officials and implementation of incentives. Ann also provides complex financial analysis to her clients which include 10-year P&L cash flow modeling of each project, and she utilizes her legal background to provide creative savings solutions to her clients through legal analysis, tax legislation and letter rulings.

On today’s episode, Ann shares insight on why ego is dangerous and how keeping an open mind to learning is crucial to successful leadership. Tune in now to hear Ann’s advice on when it’s time to move on and find out which language she’s learning to speak!