About Laura Gallagher

Laura Gallagher’s passion for writing and storytelling led her to launch The Creative Company in 1989. Her business has grown to become one of the most respected PR and digital agencies in Madison, while serving successful entrepreneurial companies, retailers, healthcare organizations and nonprofits throughout the United States. Her team of talented designers, artists, writers, code developers and PR pros work collaboratively every day to achieve goals for clients.

Professional Leadership

Laura leads one of the most respected PR and digital agencies in Madison. She’s also served on a national board for the retail industry, is active with top-tier PR pros from around the country through Public Relations Society of America Counselors Academy and serves on a number of local boards and committees, helping with everything from literacy to the achievement gap. A fact about national boards—only 16.6 percent have women on them.

Community Service

Laura has actively served as a volunteer and board member with nonprofits at both the local and state levels throughout her career. She believes in the importance of "giving back" and has shared her time and talent with dozens of causes ranging from increasing literacy to raising awareness about sex trafficking. Laura is currently involved with Healing House - a respite care center for the homeless, The River Food Pantry, Boys and Girls Club, she is a proud Rotarian.

Personal Leadership

Laura has mentored a number of young professionals through the internship program at The Creative Company over the last 26 years. She is a favorite speaker for PRSSA, the student chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s been speaking to this group for 20 years. Laura also personally mentors an at-risk youth she met six years ago at the Boys & Girls Club.

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Laura Gives Back

Laura serves on the board of directors for Healing House, a special project from Madison Urban Ministry. Dane County has no medical respite for people who are homeless and in need of recuperative care after hospital care. MUM is in the midst of a $1 million capital campaign to make Healing House a reality.
The Aruna 5K Run finished its second year in Madison in 2015. Laura provided public relations, fundraising and social media support for the run, which helps raise awareness for sex trafficking victims around the world and provides funds for rehabilitation as well as hope to many.
Laura is an active Rotarian. She serves on the music committee, frequently providing both the prelude music and the music during the event. She is also the first to put together a little trio now and then just for fun. Through her company, she also provided a professionally produced video (with an Emmy Award-winning producer, no less) for Renee Moe when her presidency was complete.

She has also provided marketing support to the Going Green Fellowship, which has become a national agenda item for Rotarians all around the world.

Laura has stayed close to the Boys & Girls Club for the last six years, providing everything from PR support to fundraising assistance and email marketing at no charge to the club. Recently she worked with the Club to bring Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s former Xbox chief, to Madison to speak to the UW School of Human Ecology, the technology and business community as well as the kids at the Club. All services are donated, which helps more dollars to flow into the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
Laura served on the Samaritan Counseling Center Board of Directors. Since 1993, the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southern Wisconsin has offered professional, compassionate counseling services to people in varying financial and life circumstances.
The River Food Pantry of Dane County is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven, faith-based community providing hot meals, groceries, clothing, and household items to Dane County families who are struggling to make ends meet. Their mission is to bring a message of mercy and hope to those in need by providing nutritional basics and encouragement. Laura has volunteered and provided agency services to The River since 2009. Many of the projects Creative Company has done for the organization have not only helped fill the room, but also won awards.