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Laura Okmin

2018 Speaker

LAURA OKMIN has been covering the biggest names in sports on the biggest stages, for more than twenty five years. She is the founder of GALVANIZE, an organization that conducts seminars around the country, that teach participants to build their own foundations by establishing relationships, gaining confidence, going deeper in their interviews, and all the while, empowering themselves, and each other. Okmin proudly established The Stuart Scott Minority Scholarship in memory of her best friend and ESPN anchor who passed away in 2015. You’ll find Okmin on the sidelines for the NFL on FOX and Westwood One’s NFL national radio games. She’s covered more than ten Super Bowls, hosted Olympic coverage from the London, Sochi and Pyeongchang games, and reported from multiple World Series and NBA and NHL championships. Okmin founded LO Productions in 2007 producing PROfiles, a 30-minute series introducing viewers to NFL personalities. In honor of her late mother, Okmin wrote a children’s book, published in 2002, titled Mommy Has Cancer. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism. Okmin sits on the board of trustees of the University of Kansas William Allen White Journalism School, and is on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission. @lauraokmin @galvanizelife