Owner/President and Co-Founder, Vector Communications
For more than 40 years, Laurna Godwin has been using her communications skills to inform and educate
people on issues affecting how they live, work and play. She is a three-time Emmy award winning
broadcast journalist who today is Owner/President and Co-Founder of Vector Communications
Corporation, an engagement and communications consulting firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. The firm
helps government agencies, corporations and nonprofits reach and connect with their audiences
through engagement, communications planning, media relations, crisis communications, brand
awareness, event planning and video production. Prior to co-creating Vector in 1998, Laurna spent
nearly twenty years as a television news anchor, reporter and talk show host.
Currently, Laurna chairs the Strickland Women’s Leadership Council at High Point University in North
Carolina. She also serves on the boards of the St. Louis Police Foundation, the Regional Business Council
and Greater St. Louis, Inc.
Laurna has received several honors. In 2023, the National Association of Black Journalists – St.
Louis Chapter honored her as a “Living Legend” and the St. Louis American newspaper named her
“Entrepreneur of the Year.” Laurna has also been honored by Women of Achievement; the St.
Louis Women’s Foundation; the Missouri Athletic Club; the St. Louis Business Journal as a most
influential businesswoman and many more.
A New Jersey native, Laurna earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her
master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City.