In July 2011, Laura Bishop launched Laura Bishop Communications, a marketing communications firm serving the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.
Laura serves clients in a wide array of industry segments including banking, insurance, social services, food service, environmental, energy, and legal. She has extensive experience working with public school districts, private and charter schools, as well as professional organizations in the education field.
Highly regarded by clients and colleagues for her strategic thinking, creative approach, and responsiveness, Laura has experience in:
As a successful sole practitioner from 1988 to 2004, Laura worked for a range of clients and developed a niche practice in the field of education. She also planned and executed community and media relations campaigns related to environmental issues.
Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in environmental studies from Cook College, Rutgers University.
Active in non-profit and professional organizations, Laura is the former President and current executive committee member of the New Jersey School Public Relations Association (NJSPRA). She also is a member of the Board of Directors, American Red Cross, Southwestern NJ Chapter and a member of the Rowan College of Communications and Creative Arts Advisory Board.
Laura is president of the Rancocas Conservancy, a land trust that has preserved nearly 2,000 acres in the Rancocas Creek Watershed in Burlington County, New Jersey. Laura is the chair of the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials' Associate Business Member Committee, which aims to be good business partners to the state’s school business administrators.
Previously she served on the board of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, where she chaired the nominating committee. She also served on the Archway Foundation Board of Trustees, the fundraising arm of Archway Programs, for many years.
An avid Pilates practitioner, Laura also enjoys tennis and running. Born in Pittsburgh, she is a passionate sports fan - Steelers, Pens, Pirates! She lives in Winslow Township, NJ, where she raised her now adult children, Amanda and Daniel.