What Our Clients Say About  Blackburn Advisory Services 


testimonial port of tacoma, ann blackburn


“Blackburn Advisory has proven to be an effective partner as the the Port of Tacoma navigates it ways through the BRAC process.  The Port is a complex real estate project that involves the private and the public sector.  It was important for us to work with someone familiar with the complicated process and mandated procedures.
Jack Hedge, Director of Real Estate – Port of Tacoma, Washington


“Ann is unique in the industry.  She knows how to get directly to the core issues and pull a team together to focus like a laser on a business strategy that makes sense.  Whether it is business growth, infrastructure issues, or launching a new product line or strategy, she will help your vision become reality.”
Barbara Kasoff, President/CEO – Women Impacting Public Policy

Dr Ann Blackburn, WIPP



“Working with Ann helped me to tailor-design a road map for my success.
In each session, I shared diffuse concepts of what success would look
like to me and Ann would stream-line my desires into practical,
measurable, achievable goals. Our interactive partnership has been a
very intentional and meaningful journey.” 
Jackie Seeno, Project Manager – Seeno Homes and Discovery Bay Homes


 Susan Trainer, Trainer Communications


“Working with  BAS is like having an adjunct business partner, but better.  Ann Blackburn’s on-call and consistent advice provides the organizational structure and accountability needed to take my business to the next level, over and over again.”
Susan Trainer, President/CEO – Trainer Communications


“ Ann has the unique ability to understand the global perspective and create practical, applicable solutions that can  be implemented and measured. She has proven to be a reliable resource for me and our business for the past six years.” 
John Ochsner, Division President – Centex Homes


“Thanks to BAS, we now recognize our strengths as a company and individually.  It is upon these that we are improving and growing our business.”  Robert Rosenberg, CEO – Investnet, Inc.


Curt Blomstrand

“I thought I could figure it out myself, but having BAS involved has expedited the growth and productivity of my company.   Ann Blackburn gets to the root of the problem areas and prioritizes activities that minimize them while maximizing the assets.” 
Curt Blomstrand, President – Lenox Homes & Focus Realty

Ann’s role as a Regent on the governing board of John F. Kennedy University has contributed significantly to a project which impacted all faculty and staff members.  Largely due to her leadership, the University has embarked on a benchmarking analysis involving compensation and a variety of benefits.  Her experience resulted in positive conclusions which have been embraced by Regents, administrators and the entire university community.”
Steve Stargardter, President – JFKUniversity

Testimonials Ann Blackburn


Since I started working with BAS, I no longer feel so alone.  I have someone to talk to about my business, who knows business.” Carol Kotewicz Dencker, CEO – Renoir Staffing


Barbara Llewellyn Catering

“Having someone who understands my business and can look at it from a different perspective has been invaluable.  Our operations, our personnel and our product is vastly improved since we started working with BAS.
Barbara Llewellyn, CEO – Barbara Llewellyn Catering & Event Planning