Laura Friedman leads Workforce Opportunity Services’ marketing and communications team and joined WOS in January 2018. Prior to joining WOS, Laura was the Communications and Programs Manager at Hearing Health Foundation (HHF)—a nonprofit dedicated to funding research to better understand, diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders. There she managed HHF’s scientific research programs, media and press efforts, and donor and research communications. She also served as senior editor of Hearing Health magazine, a quarterly publication of HHF, as well as managed the magazine’s advertising sales. Prior to HHF, Laura worked at Epoch Investment Partners, where she developed and implemented marketing strategies for their financial products for institutional and retail investors. Laura received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Barnard College.
Outside of the office, Laura is a Member of New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Disability Youth Council and Hearing Loss task force and a peer mentor for children with hearing loss. She was named a HearStrong Champion by The HearStrong Foundation in 2018.