Unmasking 10 to 1 Employees: Laura Slawny
Laura Slawny, Account Manager –
I was a former television reporter, news producer, and executive producer. I really like storytelling and proud to say I’ve earned four regional Emmy awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award. When I’m not at work, you can usually find me outdoors playing tennis, hiking or camping, riding my bike, working in the garden, or even just reading on my patio.
- If you didn’t work in PR, what would you do?
I would love to be on a writing team for a television series about a diverse group that meets new challenges with each show. I am watching the Star Trek Voyager series now and think it would be a blast to collaborate on a similar format that provides room for character development, creativity, and moral issues.
- What’s your favorite book?
Right now, my favorite book is called The Food Lab, by J. Kenji Lóbez-Alt. It is a cookbook that takes a scientific approach to why some cooking methods work better than others.
- Best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Never be afraid of hard work.” It was one of the many great pieces of advice my Dad gave me.
- Who’s your celeb doppelganger?
When I was younger, I was told I looked like Laura Dern.
- What’s your favorite quote
My mantra is “Keep moving forward” which comes from a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” I love this quote and remind myself that no matter how bad things get, I can always do something as long as I have more time.