About Us

Ann Werme Group—formerly Ann Werme Stationers—was founded in 2003, in a spare bedroom. Ann began her business of creating custom wedding invitations. To accommodate growing business, she moved into an office suite, added others to her team, and established the business as a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

After selling his company, Rusty joined AWG to help with accounting and financials, but realized the growing requests of our clients for advice when shopping for exceptional and personalized gifts as well as branded favors. The distinguishing AWG gift ideas made such a statement with the recipients that they began inquiring about corporate gifts.

No longer a supplier of wedding invitations, the AWG marketing team continues to grow, and has become Houston’s best source for distinctive branded products and corporate gifts.



Ann Werme

  • Email: ann@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Houston, TX
  • Random Fact: Climbed to the top of Creste Butte
  • Favorite Dessert: Milk Chocolate Blue Bell Ice Cream
  • Dog Info: Mom of two yellow labs, Bonnie and Lucy
  • Family: Wife to Rusty Werme and Mother to Brittany Werme and Les Werme
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: The Lodge at Lake McQueeney
  • Favorite Movie: Whatever movie I saw last
  • Favorite AWG Gift: Kanata Blanket

Rusty Werme

  • Email: Rusty@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Houston, TX
  • Random Fact: Master Chef
  • Favorite Dessert: Banana Pudding
  • Dog Info: Proud Pappa of Lucy and Big, both yellow Labradors
  • Family: Husband to Ann Werme and Father to Brittany Werme Zeplain and Les Werme. “Daddy Rusty” to Blair, Anna, Russell Werme, and Sloan Zeplain
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: The Lodge at Lake McQuenney
  • Favorite Movie: Patton
  • Favorite AWG Gift: YETI Hopper

Diane Hicks

  • From: Austin, TX
  • Random Fact: Loves Texas history and genealogy
  • Favorite Dessert: Italian Cream Cake
  • Dog Info: Grandmother of Bitsy, a Shih Tzu
  • Family: Married to Paul Hicks. Three boys, Patrick, Matthew and Mark; and a youngest girl Alyssa
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Our ranch in Dripping Springs
  • Favorite Movie: Gone with the Wind
  • Favorite AWG Gift: PepperMill

Brittany Zeplain

  • Email: brittanyz@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Houston, TX
  • Random Fact: I am also a Crossfit Trainer at Cannon Crossfit
  • Favorite Dessert: Bread Pudding
  • Dog Info: I still claim my parents dogs, Bonnie and Lucy
  • Family: Daughter of Rusty and Ann Werme, I am married to Daniel Zeplain, and I have a brother Les Werme, who is married to Shannon Feste Werme and the father of my two favorite people in the whole world, Blair and Anna Mae!
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake McQueeney
  • Favorite Movie: I am not good at sitting through a movie, my husband would tell anyone that I don’t like movies. I do love Goonies, Empire Records, Constant Gardner, Sweet Home Alabama, and Love Actually
  • Favorite AWG Gift: All of the Tervis products

Reilly Wheat

  • Email: reilly@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Austin, TX
  • Random Fact: New to Houston, but already a Texans fan...GO JJ!
  • Favorite Dessert: Cookies from Tiff's Treats
  • Dog Info: An English Setter named Scout and a Black Lab named Bentley
  • Family: Daughter of Dan and Barbara Wheat and sister to Pat and Annie
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Martha's Vineyard
  • Favorite Movie: You've Got Mail
  • Favorite AWG Gift: Yeti Ramblers