Ann Nicocelli-Bailey

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Global Communities

Ann Nicocelli-Bailey is an enterprising executive with a track record of leveraging expertise in corporate responsibility, global government relations, economic development, and strategic planning to achieve business and economic development goals in the US and abroad.

Ann joined Global Communities in 2016 as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. In this role, she serves as part of the executive leadership team and heads all areas of innovation with corporate and foundation partners in a diverse set of thematic areas of business and economic development.  She collaborates with colleagues globally to identify opportunities, determine trends, and develop innovative product/program lines which meet both business and community needs.

Prior to joining Global Communities, Ann served as Vice President of Global Government Relations for MetLife. She joined MetLife in 2006. In this role she supported the company’s government relations department and international business segments with primary responsibility for Latin America, Europe and India. Ann coordinated the MetLife global trade strategy and served as part of a leadership team that designed, developed and implemented an innovative way to manage and report on global political risk. She represented the company before U.S. and foreign governments and managed relationships with international business and financial services organizations as well as international trade and industry associations in these respective regions.

Ann worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2001-2006. She most recently served as Director of Global Policy from 2004-2005. In this capacity she directed global policy priorities and worked with member companies and associations to lead initiatives involving the World Trade Organization negotiations and the Chamber’s Intellectual Property Rights and Counterfeiting Initiative.  Ann also established the New York Office for the U.S. Chamber. Prior to opening the New York Office, she served as Executive Director of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and Director of Trade Policy for the Western Hemisphere.

Ann is a former term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. She received her master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University in 1999. She holds a B.A. from Hood College and has studied at Fundacão Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil, the University of Seville in Spain, and the American University in Washington, D.C. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is an avid cyclist and competes in duathlons.