Ann Bush

Ann Bush
VP, Merchandising, Colony Brands, Inc.

Last Updated: 01/21/2014

Executive Summary

Bush is Vice President of Merchandising for Colony Brands Inc. (formerly The Swiss Colony Inc.), a mail-order and electronic retail company known for its cheese, sausage, chocolate, fruitcakes, and other food products. The Monroe, Wisconsin-based company is one of the largest direct marketers in the United States. Bush, who earned her (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Bush graduated from Wausau East High School in 1979.
  • Bush got married on August 25, 1984 and has two sons (Matt and Eric) and a daughter (Katie).
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Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot: Colony Brands, which prior to 2010 was known as The Swiss Colony, was founded by Ray Kubly in 1926 as a class project. The business grew over the years and was incorporated in 1954. Since then, it has g (there's more...)

Key Challenges

  • Competition: The Internet has proven a formidable challenge for traditional catalog companies like Colony Brands, and at the same time forced them to develop robust and well-marketed e-commerce sites of their own.
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Biographical Highlights

  • Born circa 1961.
  • Bush earned an MBA in Marketing from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in 1988.
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