Mary Anne Doggett and Claudia Fogelin are the co-founders and Managing Partners of Interactive Communications, Inc. Although they complement each other well, their clients appreciate their yin and yang approach to solving distribution problems, not to mention their sense of humor.
Mary Anne Doggett, Managing Partner
Mary Anne is outspoken and not afraid to question the status quo. She likes to create positive turbulence that motivates new kinds of thinking and helps set strategy. She is also a tough coach who is willing to take the gloves off, even when giving feedback to senior management. Mary Anne directs the firm’s senior sales management programs and usually serves as the face of Interactive Communications in speaking and marketing efforts. Her role as marketing director also provides her with numerous opportunities to exasperate Claudia with far out ideas.
Prior to co-founding Interactive Communications, Mary Anne worked for Citibank where she held a variety of positions including Sales Director for the 330 branches of the New York Bank during the introduction of investments into the product line, and as the Business Director of Citibank’s telephone sales center. Before Citi she worked in direct sales for health care and for the Psychology Department of the University of Vermont where she did research on motivators of change.
Mary Anne holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In her free time, she works with disabled children at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Westchester, the NYChildren’s Project and enjoys her extended family. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, spends as much time as possible at her house in Vermont, and is most creative on the chair lift.
Claudia Fogelin, Managing Partner
Claudia can take a concept and bring it to life. She has an affinity for process and actually likes program design and project management. Despite this, some of Interactive Communications’ wackiest ideas come from Claudia (although Mary Anne hates to admit it). Her coaching style is highly supportive, a valuable skill in her role as director of the firm’s Sales Desk Masters Program. An accomplished writer, Claudia polishes the prose for Interactive Communications’ publications. She is also the sales director for the firm and keeps attendance.Like Mary Anne, Claudia previously worked for Citibank where she ran several businesses including a mortgage center that set multiple sales records. She also served as the point person between the New York Bank sales and marketing organizations, a role that taught her how to say no. Prior to her corporate career, she pursued a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, which somehow strangely did prepare her for her current work.
Claudia holds a BA from Kirkland (Hamilton) College, has two MAs from Columbia and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband Paul Rosenthal and their two children. She is a Trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, a center for discourse, liturgies and advocacy that is completing a $42 million restoration after a devastating fire in December of 2001.