Veridus bolsters PR/Media team with addition of Ducey press secretary Annie Dockendorff
Dockendorff a key communications aide to last 2 governors and rising PR pro in Arizona
Phoenix, AZ – Veridus LLC is proud to announce the addition to the team of Annie Dockendorff, Senior Press Secretary and spokeswoman for Governor Doug Ducey. Earlier, Annie served in a similar role during the administration of then-Governor Jan Brewer.
"Annie is an exceptional communicator and professional, who has been critical since day one in helping us convey important policy issues to our constituents and the news media,” said Governor Ducey. “We will miss Annie dearly, but we congratulate her on this well-earned and exciting new opportunity."
Annie brings her messaging savvy and crisis-communications expertise to Veridus, where she will assist the firm’s growing roster of PR/Media clients.
“Annie is one of the top PR talents in Arizona, and few can match the impressive résumé of experience she has compiled over the last five years,” said Wendy Briggs, a Director at Veridus. “Annie is respected by media members and elected officials alike, and we are excited to bring her on-board with Veridus. I know our clients will be, too.”
“Being a part of Veridus means joining the ranks of some of the most talented, respected professionals in Arizona government relations, PR and public affairs. I’m thrilled to be able to work with, learn from and contribute to this exceptional team,” Annie said. “Of course, I am forever grateful and indebted to Governor Ducey and Governor Brewer for affording me the opportunity and honor to have been a part of their administrations. It has been an incredible, invaluable experience, and I look forward to carrying it with me as I take on this new challenge."
Annie joined the Governor’s Office in 2011 – first as a Communications Specialist and, later, as Press Secretary to Governor Brewer. Following Governor Ducey’s election in 2014, he asked Annie to continue her service with his administration. She was named Senior Press Secretary, a role in which she has been responsible for working with media and developing strategic messaging and communications to inform the public about administration actions and policies.
Annie is a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., and moved to Arizona in 2005. She attended the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude (2010) with a bachelor’s in communications and minors in Sociology and Spanish.
Veridus is a majority woman-owned lobbying, public affairs, communications, campaign consulting and business-development firm. Our long-term relationships with premier state and national clients demonstrate the value that Veridus consistently delivers, as well as our ability to tailor solutions to every challenge. Our team possesses a mastery of the legislative process and decades of experience in lobbying, government relations and public affairs. We bring dedication, creativity and a focused pursuit of excellence to every project.