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, Lucy and Big.
  • Family: Husband, Rusty Werme. Son, Les Werme, Daughter-in-law, Shannon Werme, Daughter, Brittany Zeplain, Son-in-law, Daniel Zeplain. 5 Perfect Grandchildren, Blair, Anna, Russell and Madison Werme, and Sloan Zeplain.
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: The Lodge at Lake McQueeney
  • Favorite Movie: Whatever movie I saw last
  • Favorite AWG Gift: Yeti Ramblers

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: Wife, Ann Werme. Son, Les Werme, Daughter-in-Law, Shannon Werme. Daugher, Brittany Werme Zeplain, Son-in-law, Daniel Zeplain. 5 Grandchildren: Blair, Anna, Russel & Madison Werme, and Sloan Zeplain.
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: The Lodge at Lake McQuenney
  • Favorite Movie: Patton
  • Favorite AWG Gift: YETI Hopper

Diane Hicks

  • Email: diane@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Austin, TX
  • Random Fact: Loves Texas history and genealogy
  • Favorite Dessert: Italian Cream Cake
  • Dog Info: Grandmother of Porter, Miller and Hudson
  • Family: Married to Paul Hicks.
  • 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: Ran a 25K marathon without training for it for even one day
  • Favorite Dessert: Bread Pudding
  • Dog Info: I still claim my parents dogs, Lucy and BIG.
  • Family: Daughter of Rusty and Ann Werme. Wife to Daniel Zeplain and mom to 2 munchkins. Sister to Les and Sister-in-law to Shannon.
  • 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: Loves her alma mater TCU; GO FROGS!
  • Favorite Dessert: Cookies from Tiny Boxwoods
  • 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: Kanata Blanket

Emily Horner

  • Email: Emily@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Houston, Texas
  • Random Fact: I make all my own jewelry.
  • Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Soufflé and Cheesecake
  • Dog Info: one Maltipoo named Bear
  • Family: Daughter of Laurie Horner and the late Jeff Horner. Sister to Alec and John Cameron.
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Cabo San Lucas
  • Favorite Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Favorite AWG Gift: YETI Rambler

Elissa Kissner

  • Email: Elissa@annwermegroup.com
  • From: Houston, Texas
  • Random Fact: A big fan of Broadway and always singing showtunes.
  • Favorite Dessert: Chocolate chip cookie from Tiny Boxwood
  • Dog Info: A golden retriever and sharpei mix named Bessie and a Shetland sheepdog named Kyla
  • Family: Daughter of Todd and Stephanie and sister to Chloe
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Seaside, Florida
  • Favorite Movie: All the Harry Potter movies
  • Favorite AWG Gift: YETI Rambler