Unrivaled dedication, subject matter knowledge, and commitment to success in advocating for public agencies are the hallmarks of Laura Morgan-Kessler's decades of experience in Washington, DC. Her comprehensive knowledge spans a wide swath of critical issues including water and wastewater infrastructure, economic development, homeland security, public safety, natural resources, the environment, energy, housing, and national service.
Laura's passion for her clients' issues is much more than just a part of her work; it is the essence of it. Her relentless pursuit of excellence continues to create lasting impacts, not only for her clients but for the communities they serve. Her unmatched dedication, combined with her profound expertise, places her at the forefront of her field.
What continues to set Laura apart is her proven ability to repeatedly help her clients find successes at the federal level. She has secured tens of millions in federal funding for her clients’ community project requests in the annual appropriations bills. She has worked with her clients to successfully navigate the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. She has achieved programmatic funding increases for programs such as the Foster Grandparent Program and the Senior Companion Program. These successes are directly related to her unparalleled understanding of congressional and federal agency actions, coupled with her ability to forge strong partnerships with Congress, congressional committee, and federal agencies.
Laura’s more than twenty years of federal experience serves as the foundation of her ability to develop and implement federal advocacy strategies on behalf of her clients. She began her time in Washington, D.C. as a legislative staff member for Senator Dianne Feinstein. Her portfolio of issues centered around a topic of critical importance to Californians: infrastructure. During her tenure on Capitol Hill, she managed a portfolio of issues including transportation, water and wastewater, energy, natural resources, the environment, and natural disasters.
Outside of the office, Laura dedicates her time to empowering female professionals. She currently serves as a board member for Women in Government Relations (WGR), an organization that supports 1,200 women government relations professionals throughout the country. She also serves as a mentor in WGR’s annual mentorship program.
Laura graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in sociology. Her time as a Demon Deacon laid the foundation for her career in federal policy and advocacy, as well as her lifelong commitment to uphold her alma mater’s motto of pro humanitate.