Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, working with companies across a range of sectors, including Ocean Spray Cranberries, SAP, Swarovski Crystal, Polaroid, the Yankee Group, and Sensata Technologies.

Earlier in her career, Laura was an editor at Random House, where she worked on bringing new fiction and select nonfiction works to the market. Among the books she edited are The Life of Helen Alone, Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, Bill James’ Baseball Abstract, and The Landing. Laura also worked with Richard Saul Wurman on the groundbreaking Access Guide travel series.

Laura has worked with a number of community organizations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including serving on the board of directors of The Public’s Radio, Sophia Academy and Southside Community Land Trust.  She holds a B.A. in English literature and philosophy from McGill University.