Laura is the CEO of Havas New York working with some of the most recognized companies in the world, including TD Ameritrade, ADP, IBM, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Reckitt Benckiser, Con Edison, and Rite Aid. With over 20 years of strategic marketing and leadership experience, Laura has spearheaded growth at her company, resulting in three consecutive years of more than 35% revenue growth and a >300% increase in profitability—all while becoming a first-time mom.
Before Havas, Laura served in senior management for San Francisco-based Propane Studio and FCB Global. Prior to that, she held management positions with Chicago-based digital shops Wunderman, Designkitchen (now Blast Radius), Black Dog Interactive, and Giant Step (now Arc Worldwide).
Using her voice as a recognized leader in the industry, Laura is also an advocate for women, diversity, and inclusion. She is a 4A Board Member, a 3% Conference mentor, a Fortune MPW supporter, an executive mentor at SheRunsIt, and an original signer and Steering Committee member of Time’s Up/Advertising. She is also on the board of Grid News Bureau, a real-time sentiment sharing platform that aggregates emotion around meaningful moments in culture.
On a quest to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, Laura is also passionate about building community and fueling imaginations as cofounder of Love Bug Café & Play—a “Soho House meets healthy Chuck E. Cheese” that is equally appealing to adults and children alike (@lovebugcafeplay).