Laura joined GPS Impact after serving as director of communications for former Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Prior to joining Mayor James’ team, she was communications director for the successful campaign to repeal so-called “Right to Work” legislation in Missouri. Laura also served as director of communications for Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander before leading Progress Missouri, a communications and research non profit. She’s a veteran of multiple state and local campaigns, and believes good staffers always have a bottle of water and a snack on hand. Laura is based in St.Louis.