Laurie A. Watkins, campaign catalyst. Expert in policy and politics, advocacy and access, and connections and communications. Former Barack Obama Administration Presidential appointee assigned to work for the Assistant Secretary of the Army, and President Obama’s 08′ Deputy Political Director and 12′ Policy Director for the state of Florida. Laurie is an accomplished speaker, best-selling author of the award-winning book, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers, campaign organizer, human rights champion, women’s rights advocate, and proud military spouse to a U.S. Air Force combat veteran and pilot.
For two decades, Laurie has developed strategies to bring people together around common causes. Laurie is a veteran of several congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, is an active partner of the Truman National Security Project, and member of Women in Aerospace and the International Association of Women. She is a recognized expert in public policy, national security, agribusiness, aviation & aerospace, disaster response, and expanding education and opportunities for young women and girls.
Laurie is a past guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point, holds a BS from Florida State University, and a MPA from Florida Atlantic University. Laurie stays active in state, and federal politics, and is a frequent guest political commentator on MSNBC and FOX News. Laurie currently thrives in Florida with her husband Rob and dog Whiskey Bravo.