Since 1985, Leigh Anne Varney has worked in high technology public relations, working both agency-side as well as in-house for Oracle Corporation. She also has worked as a journalist for more than eight years and is the author of two works of fiction and a member of Squaw Valley Community of Writers (and working on a third, set in Silicon Valley). Varney is a skilled communicator, able to converse with a range of both trade and business press, from print to broadcast to online. She can offer solid technical as well as business and consumer expertise spanning a range of high technology subject matters.
Varney has been a part of communications teams which have won the PRSA Silver Anvil Award, plus product and industry awards from Business Marketing, PC Magazine, Infoworld, and other industry publications. Her clients have made Fortune’s Cool Companies list and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner, CNet, ZDTV, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, Industry Standard, Upside, Wired.
Current clients include: Bitbop, Sococo, Merced Systems
Recent clients and projects include: Cc:Betty, Promptu, Equal AccessAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM), The Coral Consortium, Ingres, Intertrust, Rebtel, Squace, Sharpcast, Zone Alarm, Digisense and Rofo.
Over the years, clients have included: Myplay, NEA, and SBI Razorfish, Ashton-Tate Corp., Bay Partners, CyberStar, Digital Research, Exodus Communications, Fujitsu, Globalstar, Iomega, Intacct, Microrim, Netcentives, Seagate, SkyTel, Sun Microsystems, Verity, Video-7, and Visioneer. Agencies represented include: Copithorne & Bellows, GCI Group, Hi-Tech Communications, Jennings & Company, Miller Communications and Ralph Silver Associates.
Varney was also a senior editor for Media*Mark Publishing (www.media-mark.com) and has published freelance work in Upside Magazine. As the founder of Varney Business Communication, Varney focuses on building leadership recognition for CEOs and companies throughout business, consumer, online and broadcast media.
Varney, who lives in San Francisco, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in journalism from University of Massachusetts at Amherst was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.