Laura Komkov is co-founder of Canvas 1839, where she manages product and customer experience. She joins the team from Seton Foundations, a part of Ascension Healthcare, where she served as their Director of Strategic Initiatives with a specific emphasis on improving the Foundations' digital presence, content and online fundraising capabilities.
Prior to The Seton Foundations, she worked at a startup where she provided guidance to sports teams and entertainment companies around how to capture and use 1st party data for targeted communications. Laura learned the "communications ropes" at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where she focused particularly on research and data insights, digital strategy and crisis management for clients in public affairs, energy, food & bev, retail, and education.
Laura is Austin born-and-raised and attended The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in theater & dance and art history. In her spare time, she enjoys acting (particularly comedy/improv), hiking through Texas parks, watching and playing sports, and playing with her dog Ted (who might actually be a muppet).