Laurie Head is vice president, marketing communications for AIS Network, a company that she co-owns. She has 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, corporate communications, public relations, and public affairs, including more than a decade spent in the high-tech industry. From private start-ups and nonprofits to publicly held companies, Laurie has counseled a range of organizations with interests in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Her domestic and international programs have amassed numerous accolades, including the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America and a Gold Mercury Award. Laurie received an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in journalism, magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland.