Laura Pettitt, Communications Manager
Laura Pettitt brings a 15-year background in public relations and marketing to her role at WPPA, focused on travel, tourism, and transportation. In past roles, she served in leadership positions with agencies in New York and Los Angeles, representing international and domestic clients — including international airlines, private railroad services, government tourism boards, automobiles and health, among others. She has also led in-house communications and marketing teams for nonprofits along with travel and tourism brands, including Four Seasons, Z Resorts, Destination Hotels among others.
Having grown up in Gig Harbor, WA, her travels around the world have led her to believe there’s no place like home. With a first internship in the Washington State House of Representatives, she returns to Olympia to serve the interests of Washington’s public ports. She brings a breadth of knowledge to the team in media, digital marketing, web management and content production.
Laura resides in Tacoma, and is an avid reader of historical mysteries, attempts complex recipes involving vegetables and enjoys exploring our incredibly beautiful state by boat, car, bike and foot.