Creative Operations New York 2022

Making Creative Work Better


Annika Vaughan

Chief of Creative Strategy & 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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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