Laura joined our board of directors in 2013 while she was the CFO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (The 4A’s). “Laura has been an invaluable addition to our Board and we are thrilled to have her step into this leadership position,” states Lily Safani, CEO.
Laura’s formal career ended in 2015 after 43 years of working. She worked for great companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Ogilvy & Mather, Foote, Cone Belding (FCB), and The 4A’s. Prior to retiring, Laura wanted to find a cause she could be passionate about and give back.
“I was introduced to Lily Safani and Gilda’s Club in 2013 and immediately knew I had found the right place,” says Laura. “Gilda Radner was an absolute favorite of mine and I was pleased to be able to support the mission of the organization. Indeed, no one should face cancer alone.”
“We have a remarkable cause, a marvelous staff, a dedicated and professional board and a terrific leader. I was delighted to agree to chair the board of this extraordinary organization. I look forward to continuing the mission and serving more cancer patients in the NYC area.”
Laura succeeds Immediate Past Chair Bob Easton, Co-Chairman BIONEST Partners, who held the position for the past 12 years. A heartfelt thank you to Bob who has been on our board since 1999 and continues to be an integral supporter and leader of Gilda’s Club NYC.