Meet the 2023 Boards and Commissions Fellowship Mentors


Laura Soldati

Laura Soldati is the Owner & Chief Strategist of The [L] Agency, LLC, a boutique public relations consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, content development, and project management for high-profile, internationally renowned cultural institutions, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations, small businesses, and public figures.

For over 20 years, Laura Soldati has spearheaded award-winning, multi-media campaigns for some of the most celebrated cultural and civic institutions in the world including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, The Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Symphony, the Woodruff Arts Center, and many others. She is a strategic partnership and leadership development consultant for the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta, the City of Baltimore, and Columbia University in the City of New York.  

Laura is currently a consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), promoting programs that support international cooperation in education, arts, science and culture.  She has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), developing and executing communications and advocacy strategies for sustainable development programs and initiatives.

Laura worked as an associate manager at ICM Artists (now Opus 3 Artists) crafting strategies for talent development, and in theatre operations and public affairs for The Shubert Organization, America’s oldest and largest theatre owner on Broadway.

Laura teaches marketing, community engagement, and leadership development workshops for companies, organizations, and colleges around the country. She is also a sought after public speaker and moderator for conferences and panels.

Laura is a featured writer and contributor for many news outlets and podcasts, and donates time and resources to projects that contribute to the creative capital of cities and spaces.

Laura Soldati is a trained singer, and has performed around the world. She holds B.A.s in Vocal Performance and Spanish from The College of Idaho, and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University.