Creative Operations New York 2022

Making Creative Work Better


Annika Vaughan

Chief of Creative Strategy and Operations Section

International Monetary Fund

Annika is passionate about managing people, process, technology, and finance to optimize creative team performance. She manages a team of creative project managers at the in-house creative agency of the IMF and advocates for a design-centric approach through the agency’s consulting arm, the Creative Lab. She regularly delivers Design-thinking training and facilitates sessions to generate more impactful communications initiatives and help clients achieve their business goals. Prior to joining the IMF, Annika worked in TV as a reporter, and several international banks and the United Nations as a communications specialist.


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What others say

The HS Creative Ops events are like a double shot of espresso at 3 in the afternoon on a Wednesday, but the energy I get from it lasts all year! 

Michaele Cooper
Equinix Inc.

Such a beneficial experience! Can't wait to share take-aways with my team and put new strategies into action.

Kayla Hilditch
Commonwealth Financial

HS Creative Operations provided a rare substantive opportunity for me to meet with like minds in the industry, share common challenges and actionable solutions and leave with a real sense of comradery.

Britt Godshalk
Edelman Public Relations