Laura Braden Quigley has over 14 years of experience in public affairs and strategic communications. The owner of LBQ Strategies - a full service communications firm – she previously served as Senior Director of Communications for the Sacramento Kings where she developed and directed all public relations and media activities for business operations. Before joining the Kings, she ran another consulting business, Braden Strategies, and served as Vice President at Mercury Public Affairs. She first moved to Sacramento in 2006 to serve as Deputy Communications Director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Event Director for Schwarzenegger’s 2006 re-election campaign. Laura is also the Co-Founder of GirlsOnTheGrid.com, a lifestyle blog for professional women that live, work and/or play on Sacramento’s grid.
“My food literacy education started the day I moved to California. I want to help ensure that we reach younger generations right from the start to set them on a path for a lifetime of health and wellness. I also believe that Sacramento is the epicenter of the food literacy movement – the innovation and dedication seen here can (and should) be replicated around the nation.”