Job Title: Director, Communications
Laura E. Wilker has served as head of IFAC’s Communications Department since 2010.
A senior communications professional with over twenty-five years of experience, Ms. Wilker led the overhaul of IFAC’s website, an organization-wide rebranding, new media relations and SEO efforts, development of the Global Knowledge Gateway, IFAC’s shift to integrated reporting, and the organization’s entry into social media.
Before joining IFAC, Ms. Wilker worked at Deloitte LLP, where she collaborated closely with senior partners to develop platforms and positioning, counseled them on strategy and messaging, developed communications and marketing materials, and cultivated strong relationships with national, local and trade media outlets. Previous experience, which spans both corporate and agency roles, includes developing and implementing strategic communications campaigns aimed at the media, employees, industry analysts, and investors, for companies in a broad range of industries, ranging from members of the S&P 500 to newly-public startups.
An active member of her community, Ms. Wilker co-authored and self-published the book KidSavvy WestchesterTM, a comprehensive, central resource for parents in Westchester County that sold over 12,000 copies in two editions. She served on the advisory board of Second Shift, an organization for mothers with careers outside the home.
Laura graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Program, a four-year dual-degree program combining curricula from the Wharton School of Business and the Moore School of Engineering, with concentrations in Finance, Marketing, and Computer Science.