Laura Bellet is Director of Strategic Communications Projects for the central Development and Alumni Relations communications office at the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, she provides senior-level strategy development and creative messaging, with a strong emphasis on customized proposals that support top-tier solicitations, event scripting, and presidential speechwriting.
Earlier in her career, Laura managed the publications program for a private K-12 school; served as a communications trainer and coach at the Wharton School, ran a strategic communications consultancy for corporate and non-profit clients; and held editorial positions at two mass-market magazines (McCall’s and Ladies’ Home Journal). As a corporate consultant for PNC Bank, she developed a senior level leadership program, covering content areas including education, community reinvestment, healthcare, transportation, and the arts.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts University and an MBA in finance from Drexel University. From 1986-2010, she served on the board of trustees of Youth Service, Inc., a West Philadelphia social-service agency serving children, teens, and families, serving as board president for 13 years.