Laurna Godwin

Owner/President and Co-Founder, Vector Communications

For more than 40 years, Laurna Godwin has been utilizing her communication skills to inform and educate people on issues affecting their how they live, work, and play. She is a three-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist and Owner/President and Co-Founder of Vector Communications Corporation, an engagement and communications consulting firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. The firm assists government agencies, corporations, and nonprofits in connecting with their audiences through engagement, outreach, communications, media relations, brand awareness, event planning, and video production. Before co-founding 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, and the St. Louis Business Journal.

A New Jersey native, Laurna earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York City.

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