Full Name
Ms Laura Evans Manatos
Job Title
President & CEO
Current Employer
Laura Evans Media
Speaker Bio
Laura Evans Manatos is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned successful media relations executive who founded and runs Laura Evans Media (LEM). The progressive public relations firm, based in Washington, D.C., elevates the voices, stories and thought leadership of individual change-makers and social impact organizations that are working to make people happier and safer, communities healthier and more connected and our world kinder and more equitable.
Laura leads a talented team of seasoned media and communications professionals coast to coast who have vast connections across all types of media, specialize in helping clients find and tell powerful, persuasive stories on multiple platforms and regularly earn them local, national, and international coverage. Laura has built a strong reputation as a firm of strategic thinkers known for generating innovative ideas, powerful messages, and engaging stories. Laura also excels at managing crises, showcasing meaningful thought leadership, organizing and executing large-scale media coordination and brokering high-level, powerful partnerships.
After working in news for more than 25 years as an anchor and reporter and garnering several awards including two Emmys, two Golden Mics and a Radio Television News Directors award, Laura grew tired of the constant flow of negative news and left the anchor desk to create her own business focused on solutions over problems. A collaborative, compassionate and relationship-driven leader, she is now building and fostering a positive, supportive, and purposeful work culture of her own that prioritizes flexibility, diversity, inclusion, and wellness.
Laura Evans Manatos