Laura Bagby is Communications Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, where she develops and executes strategy to elevate the Commission among attorneys and judges in Illinois. Laura leverages communication channels to educate and engage with the legal community in support of the Commission’s mission of increasing civility and professionalism to enable the administration of justice.
Most recently, Laura was an Account Director at 6 Degrees Communications, where she specialized in media relations. At 6 Degrees, Laura led efforts to raise the profile of biopharma, non-profit, and academic clients in top-tier and healthcare trade media outlets including Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to 6 Degrees, Laura was an Account Supervisor for the Health & Wellness team at FleishmanHillard, where she developed communication campaigns for consumer healthcare and government clients including Walgreens and Get Covered Illinois. She also worked in financial marketing and client service at Bernstein Global Wealth Management in New York City and SNW Asset Management in Seattle. Laura began her career as a member of the media team for a successful U.S. Senate campaign.
Laura holds a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. While at NYU, Laura worked with the United Nations Global Compact to develop communication strategy for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
In her free time, you’ll find Laura taking in a show at one of Chicago’s top-notch theatres, planning her next international trip, or hanging out at the lakefront with her one-eyed Chihuahua, Manny.