Laurie is a trusted public affairs and communications leader with 20 years of experience in policy and corporate communications. She is a senior advisor who applies an in-depth, holistic approach to assess the environment and evolving external and internal stakeholder expectations, devising predictive strategies to help guide informed decision making and a framework for the path forward.
Laurie provides communications advice and counsel to executives and teams on a broad range of issues, including reputation management, crisis and litigation, policy, diversity and inclusion, CSR and sustainability, advocacy, and governance. Laurie also works closely with clients on privacy and security related communications including cyber preparedness and breach simulation exercises, as well as post-incident communications on behalf of clients in industries including financial services, retail, technology, and health care.
Laurie previously served as Founder and President of Alton Place Group, a specialized D.C.-based communications firm, and as Deputy Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office of APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs and strategic communications firm. Prior to joining APCO, she served as the principal administrator of the Committee on Consumer Policy at the OECD in Paris; as Special Advisor to the Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she handled online privacy and consumer protection issues. She joined the FTC from the White House where she served as Staff Director for the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs.