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laurie a. watkins

Catalyst for change, policy expert, media commentator, and political strategist determined to carry your vision to victory.

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Expertise in the areas of strategic communications, defense, human capital, workplace discrimination and harassment, veteran & military affairs, immigration, and aviation
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Communications Consultant, TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund
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Former Caucus Director, House Victory, Florida Democratic Party
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Former Special Assistant and Obama Appointee to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, (MRA), Thomas Lamont, Pentagon
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Former Senior Advisor and Obama Appointee to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, (IE&E), Katherine Hammack, Pentagon
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2012 Florida policy director & 2008 Florida deputy political director, campaign(s) to elect President Barack Obama
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Former congressional aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Klein (FL22) and chief of staff to Florida Senate Minority Leader, Nan Rich
ABOUT

laurie a. watkins

Catalyst for change, policy expert, media commentator, and political strategist determined to carry your vision to victory.

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Expertise in the areas of strategic communications, agribusiness, immigration, veteran & military affairs, children and families, the environment, water quality, and aviation & aerospace
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Current Political Director, Florida House Victory, Florida Democratic Party
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Former Special Assistant and Political Appointee to Assistant Secretary of the Army, (MRA), Thomas Lamont, Pentagon
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Former Senior Advisor and Political Appointee to Assistant Secretary of the Army, (IE&E), Katherine Hammack, Pentagon
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2012 Florida policy director & 2008 Florida deputy political director, campaign(s) to elect President Barack Obama
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Former aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Klein (FL22) and chief of staff to Florida Senate Minority Leader, Nan Rich
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Served in both the Florida Senate, and the Florida House of Representatives
Laurie A. Watkins, catalyst for change. Founder & President of Sunshine L.A.W. Consulting, a full-strength organization with equal strengths in policy and politics, in advocacy and access, and connections and communications. Laurie is also an accomplished speaker, executive coach, best-selling author of the award-winning book, Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers, human rights champion, women’s rights advocate, and proud military spouse to a US 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 presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns, is an active partner of the Truman National Security Project, and member of Women in Defense, Women in Aerospace and the International Association of Women. She is a recognized expert in public policy, national security, workplace discrimination, harassment and assualt, 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 an MPA from Florida Atlantic University. Laurie is a frequent guest political commentator on MSNBC, Sky News Arabia, and FOX News. Laurie currently thrives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband Rob and dog Whiskey Bravo.

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