Laurie Kappe – President & Founder

Professional Background

Laurie Kappe has 30 years of professional experience covering grassroots and political organizing, public policy advocacy, research and analysis, as well as communications consulting. Clients come to her for her experience, expertise, and networks. A communications expert in the areas of youth violence prevention, gun control, and health and human services, Laurie has an excellent track record for getting results. Laurie is also a frequent speaker on strategic communications and serves as a spokesperson on violence prevention.

Prior to forming  i.e. communications, Laurie was a Senior Associate at Martin & Glantz (1989-1997) where her clients included the National Abortion Rights Action League, Ms. Foundation for Women and The California Wellness Foundation. Laurie has also previously worked as a research analyst and corporate finance associate for two investment banks, Hambrecht & Quist and Eberstadt Fleming, where she learned about relational databases, online services and developed her interest in innovative communications methods to impact public policy.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and a master’s from the University of California, Berkeley.