Laura brings two decades of experience in non-profit management, social action and community development to APA!. In her role as Director of Mission Advancement, Laura oversees individual giving strategies at APA! and a development team of three. She also serves as a strategic advisor on policy and advocacy. Laura came to APA! after most recently serving as the Executive Director of the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN), and prior served in state policy strategy at Pew Charitable Trusts and the Humane Society of the United States. She has spent the last decade working in the animal protection movement in development, policy, ballot initiatives and election reform, and is the founder of two animal political action committees, Humane Dominion PAC and THLN PAC.