Development Resources inc. (DRi) would like to announce that we had recently completed a search for the American Association of University Women. Today we’re excited to congratulate Laura Segal on becoming the organization’s Senior Vice President of Communications and External Affairs.
As one of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations—with 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across the United States—AAUW is dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential.
To achieve this goal in the face of 21st-century challenges, AAUW recently worked with DRiWaterstone to complete a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve. After leading the CEO search, DRiWaterstone partnered with AAUW’s new CEO to redesign its senior leadership team. One of these searches placed a new Senior Vice President of Communications and External Affairs to establish AAUW as the preeminent public voice on the organization’s highest-priority equity issues and to attract and mobilize supporters through the development of a high-profile brand.
Today we congratulate Laura Segal on accepting this role. Laura brings an impressive strategic communications background and her passionate advocacy for gender equity to AAUW. She most recently built a highly influential public affairs operation at the Trust for America’s Health. She assumed her role at TFAH when it was a one-year-old start-up and built a cross-organizational approach to turn it into one of the country’s leading public health policy advocacy groups. Before moving to TFAH, Laura served in multiple federal agencies and political campaigns, including the Officer of the Secretary of Education and the Office of the Vice President.
We look forward to seeing Laura work with the full senior leadership team to build new forms of engagement in AAUW’s critical work. We congratulate Laura and AAUW and wish them great success.