Laura has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications, with specific expertise in financial services, media relations and issue advocacy. She has led media campaigns to help influence legislative and regulatory issues, served as executive director of a financial services nonprofit and directed national financial education campaigns. She has a keen sense of the banking and financial services competitive landscape and well developed relationships with the media and influencers who cover the industry.
As vice president of communications at the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Laura leads CSBS’s communications function, including media outreach, public policy communications, executive communications, digital marketing and brand management. Prior to joining CSBS, Laura was a senior vice president at VOX Global where she advised Fortune 10 companies, nonprofits and start-ups.
Prior to joining VOX, Laura ran an independent communications consultancy, providing communications counsel to financial services organizations focused on financial planning, financial education, and corporate and small business lending. Before that she was a senior vice president at the American Bankers Association (ABA) where she spent almost a decade as a spokesperson and media strategist for high-profile government relations issues.