A few words from employers and clients
The most up-to-date recommendations can be found on my LinkedIn page.
Additional testimonials can be found here (from coworkers at Premera).
"I had the privilege to work with Laura Mcleod during her time with the Washington Permanente Medical Group communications team. As board chair, I relied on Laura to both advise, create, and edit communication plans and content for our 1000+ member multispecialty medical group. Laura brings a wonderful mix of talents including her ability to help others tell their story with an authentic voice. If there is any additional information I can share in support of Laura please feel free to reach out to me directly."
Michael Maxin, MD, Radiology, Chair, WPMG Board of Directors (Michael dot Maxin @ kp dot org)
"Laura has the skills, the intellect, and the capacity to learn. She's an exceptional talent and was a valued team member on all of her projects. Highly respected and valued by her colleagues, she is an excellent candidate for future management and leadership positions."
Roy Feiring, Communications Group Supervisor, Snohomish County Public Works
"Laura was an essential member of the project team for Snohomish County's Unified Development Code Update Project where she provided leadership in all areas of public involvement and communications: developing the public outreach strategy, the project website, brochures, flyers and other promotional materials, e-newsletters and announcements, and monthly public forums. With Laura on the team, I had no worries about the quality, timeliness and consistency of our public outreach and messaging. She was a great advocate for public communications and kept our project marketing front-of-mind. I greatly admire Laura's professionalism, sound judgment, self-direction and sense of responsibility."
Jean Shaffer, Project Manager, Snohomish County's UDC Update Project, 2006-2008
"Bringing people together to build community requires creativity, patience and excellent communication skills. As the PR and Marketing professional in charge of Seattle Center’s Festál, one of Seattle Center’s premier public programs, Laura brings people from all walks of life together to experience the 20 world cultural events known as Festál by using her varied communications skills and expertise. Her positive, can-do attitude and understanding of cultural differences inspires everyone she works with – colleagues, clients and volunteers – to work collaboratively with purpose and passion."
Beau Fong, Public Relations Consultant, (Account Manager, Nyhus Communications; PR Manager, Seattle Center)
"I hired Laura to manage the public relations for Festál, a coalition of cultural community festivals held annually at Seattle Center. This position required a number of skills and experience, which Laura possessed in abundance. Specifically, expertise and proficiency in writing, editing and producing PR materials in a timely manner, ability to produce significant media coverage, as well as the facility for working with diverse cultural communities. Laura was extraordinarily successful, competent and diligent in all areas. She is a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with."
Sheryl M. Wiser, Consultant, Communications Manager, Cascade Harvest Coalition, (Senior Public Relations Specialist, Public Programs, Seattle Center)
"Laura’s excellent writing skills, problem-solving skills and project management strengths impressed me and her co-workers. Her responsibilities encompassed everything from marketing one of the country’s largest free festivals and planning fundraising galas to publicizing community events and educational programs for teachers. Her work managing projects, publishing Folklife’s promotional materials and handling the media prior to and during the Festival demonstrated her ability to juggle multiple tasks, work under brutal deadlines and manage a number of freelancers and outsiders with ease. Laura is bright, articulate, motivated, experienced and contributes to the organization’s work at the highest level."
Sharon Frey, Consultant, (Director of Community Relations, Northwest Folklife)
"As the PR division of one of Canada’s largest ad agencies, ours is a busy place and one where Laura has used her writing, media relations and project management skills to deliver positive results for clients in many sectors. Laura’s particular strengths are her ability to see the big picture, anticipate needs, and develop a productive working relationship with colleagues and clients at all levels."
Jeff Domansky, President, Peak Communicators Ltd., (VP, General Manager - Public Relations, Palmer Jarvis Group)
"Laura has always been a team player; she's proactive rather than reactive, curious about new clients and campaigns, ready to contribute her expertise when needed. She has the ability to manage complex programs and deliver solid results. Most importantly, she’s fun to work with."
Scott Janzen, PR Consultant, Janzen Public Relations, (Sr. Vice President, Public Relations, DDB Seattle/Elgin Syferd)
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