Tri-County United Way is pleased to announce Laura Jensen as the Community Engagement Coordinator.
Ms. Jensen comes to Tri-County United Way with several years of marketing and communications leadership experience across the public health, private, and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Jensen began her career working at NBCUniversal, The Economist, and The Monday Campaigns (TMC) in New York, NY where she collaborated on numerous international marketing campaigns, media relations and facilitated high-impact communication campaigns. While at The Monday Campaigns, Ms. Jensen worked on the development of various international non-profit campaigns and initiatives including Meatless Monday, The Monday Mile, Caregiver Monday, and Kids Cook Monday with mentor Sid Lerner, benefactor of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion.
Previously Ms. Jensen was the Communications Manager at Food Bank of Central New York where she managed the execution of external and internal communications. The Food Bank of Central New York serves more than 22.5 million pounds of food yearly across 11 counties throughout central and northern New York as the main food distribution hub serving hundreds of partner agencies. Ms. Jensen was a leading member of the organization’s COVID-19 response task team and helped to increase food security by providing more than 18.7 million meals to families, children, and elderly during the pandemic. While at the Food Bank, Ms. Jensen handled crisis communications, strategic planning, graphic design, photography, advertising & creative development, website & digital media management.
Most recently Ms. Jensen worked in Glens Falls as the Marketing & Communications Specialist at Flomatic Valves, a leading private company that is helping to solve the global water crisis and promote the importance of bringing access to safe water and improve sanitation internationally.
“We are thrilled to have Laura onboard at the Tri-County United Way. Her education, experience and consideration for the people of this region make her a fantastic fit. I am excited to see how she will help our organization grow.” said Kristin Chlopecki, Executive Director of the Tri-County United Way.
A resident of Queensbury, Jensen holds a Master’s degree from Marist College and a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz.
About Tri-County United Way: Tri-County United Way is an organization dedicated to helping people. We work to improve lives and make a positive impact in our communities by raising resources, both monetary and volunteer. We strive to do this through collaboration with others; encouraging volunteerism, and resolving community problems through identifying and communicating our community’s priority issues.