Ann Cannon

Ann Cannon

Vice President, Talent

Ann Cannon has held leadership positions at forward-thinking Nashville companies for over a decade.

Her focus in her role as Jarrard Inc.’s talent director – a position she assumed in 2017 – is both internal and external. Externally, she attracts new talent to the firm while enhancing Jarrard Inc.’s employer brand. Internally, she leads efforts to grow and retain talent to best serve our clients’ needs, while enhancing the employee experience along the way through professional development opportunities and her work with teams.

Before joining Jarrard, Cannon was the director of talent operations at Emma, a Nashville-based high-growth email marketing company. There, she focused on employee engagement – working with teams and individuals to enhance inter-departmental collaboration. Prior to Emma, Cannon was the director of strategy for creative ad agency redpepper.  At redepper, Cannon led strategic work with national clients including Cracker Barrel, Kirkland’s, Deloitte, Claire’s, Slack and SINGER.

Cannon has also worked as an account supervisor for White Thompson, the Ramey Agency and Dye, Van Mol & Lawrence.

She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in communications.

Worth Knowing:

  • Likes collecting oddities and antiquities
  • Her family has been going to the Jersey Shore for 50+ years, often making the 18-hour trek in a station wagon from Nashville
  • #friendssincefirstgrade – still best friends with her crew from first grade