About Ann Marie Lei


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Ann Marie is a dynamic, creative facilitator and program designer with over thirty years experience leading cross-cultural teams in international organizations and helping clients around the world unite and inspire their culturally-diverse teams to achieve breakthrough performance.

Prior to starting her consulting practice in 1999, Ann Marie worked for nearly 18 years at Nike, Inc in international advertising, marketing communications, and leadership development roles. She has traveled extensively throughout Western Europe and Asia. In addition to several years at Nike’s world headquarters in Oregon, she worked at Nike’s European Headquarters and lived in The Netherlands for three years, starting up and leading Nike’s European retail marketing and merchandising departments. In this role she directly supervised Dutch, British, and French employees and led a team of managers from several European countries.

Ann Marie earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University and the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI). 

Ann Marie has taught graduate-level intercultural communication courses at Portland State University (in the Masters of International Management Program) and the Oregon Health Sciences University (in the Physicians Assistant Masters Program) and taught an annual 5-day course about “working with U.S. Americans” at the Catholic University in Lille, France from 2001-2006. Ann Marie joined the faculty at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) in Portland, Oregon in 2012, where she co-taught two courses: Bridging the Marketing Gap, Essential Skill for Intercultural Professionals, and Cross-Cultural Training in International Corporations. She currently teaches a series of workshops — Leading in Global Teams — in the innovative Master of Science in Sports Product Management program at the University of Oregon's Portland campus.