Laura Branker is a strategist who develops impactful outreach plans amplified with crisp messaging and strong collaboration with stakeholders and partners. She has built a career that crosses the private, public and nonprofit sectors, working for iconic brands such as AARP, Wal-Mart, and UnitedHealth Group. She has held senior political appointments in Florida and District of Columbia governments. Laura graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Florida A&M University, and served two terms on the university’s Board of Trustees. As a delegate for the American Council of Young Political Leaders, she traveled as a United States representative to Venezuela and as the team lead to the Republic of Korea. She is an alumna of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar hosted by Georgetown University’s School of Diplomacy. Committed to volunteerism, Laura enjoys contributing her time and leadership to community and civic organizations. She is an avid supporter of cultural and performing arts.