We are thrilled to welcome Laura Gillen to the Development Seed team! Laura will run Mission Control, helping us to improve our operations, grow Development Seed’s community presence, and run big events like SatSummit.

Laura on a boat at sea

Laura has a fantastic mix of civic and business experiences. She has worked at Women for Women International and worked on the communications team for Senator Al Franken’s 2014 re-elect campaign. Most recently, Laura was the first employee of Laurel Strategies and helped to grow the strategic communications firm and global business advisory. While at Laurel, she worked with clients that span multiple sectors, including software, e-commerce, and telecomm, helping them with the development and execution of strategy, maximizing positioning and media relationships, and refining communications.

When she’s not at the office, you can find the native Minnesotan camping at a DC coffee shop, serving aces on the tennis court, jogging to carefully curated playlists, or boarding a plane (or boat) for her next adventure.

Welcome Laura! We can’t tell you how excited we are that you are here.