Laura Velkei is a Senior Financial Account Manager serving high profile clients in the entertainment Industry for the last 20 years. She is a property owner and community activist with over 25 years of service. She currently serves on the Board of LARABA (Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association) a 20 year Community Betterment Association as the Board's Communications and Web Developer and in the spirit of the Arts District is also an accomplished photographer.
Laura is a veteran of two presidential campaigns as well as numerous state and local races. She served as President Obama's CA State Director of Volunteers in 2008. Her expertise includes community organizing, volunteer recruitment and management, web development, digital technology and social media, campaign/project messaging and coalition building. Her emphasis in the Arts District is on increased public engagement, responsible development, urban landscaping and the introduction of art to public spaces.