What we’re all about.
Laura Mullane began writing professionally in 1995 while living and working in Northern California. She started her own communications consulting business in 1998 upon moving to northern New Mexico, where she was hired by a number of hospitals and healthcare companies to manage their newsletters and other publicity materials.
Her client base has since broadened significantly to include both non-profit organizations and for-profit companies of all sizes, as well as politicians, individuals and even a horse farm. Having spent a number of years in the Washington, D.C., metro area, many of Laura’s clients are still based there.
Some highlights of her work include:
- Authored Swimming for Shore: Memoirs of a Reluctant Mother (2014, CreateSpace/Amazon).
- Project manager and lead writer for Capital Impact Partners 2013 and 2012 Annual Reports.
- Wrote and edited the website for Octagon, one of the nation’s largest sports marketing and talent agencies.
- Provided editorial consultation for a June 2012 TEDx Talk about elder care.
- Co-authored God Sleeps in Rwanda: A Journey of Transformation (2009, Atria/Simon & Schuster) with Joseph Sebarenzi, the former speaker of Rwanda’s parliament. Called “thoughtful and provocative” by The Washington Post and “a heartrending account of the genocide” by CNN.com, it was nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
- Authored “Beasts of Burden,” cover story for The Washington Post Magazine (30 May 2010) about what happens to thoroughbreds after they are retired from racing. Also featured on New Hampshire Public Radio’s program “Word of Mouth.”
- Written speeches about issues as diverse as health care, transportation policy and genocide.
- Helped craft messaging for political campaigns.
- Co-authored a series of reports for the American Council on Education’s special project “Reinvesting in the Third Age: Older Adults and Higher Education.”
Using her unique ability to hone key messages and make them relatable to diverse audiences, Laura works with graphic designers, illustrators and social media experts to help her clients redevelop their approach to marketing.
Prior to starting Laura Mullane Communications, Laura was the manager of Berkeley Nationwide, a $1.2 million seminar program of the University of California at Berkeley’s continuing education division. She also worked for the American Council on Education as coordinator of outreach and communications for its lifelong learning programs.
Laura graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Mexico in 1993 with a degree in political science and a minor in English.
She now lives in northern New Mexico with her husband, David Lyons, two children, two dogs, two cats and two horses. She is an avid hiker, backpacker and equestrian who competes in the sport of eventing.