Laura McHugh

Host of the event, Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Laura McHugh serves as the Vice President, Marketing and Communications for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV)–the first in the organization’s history. In this role, McHugh leads strategic communications as well as oversees all messaging, content, digital communications, advertising and events.

McHugh most recently served as Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications for UWGLV. She is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist, producer and writer with an extensive background in media and nonprofit work.

Along with her two Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, McHugh’s work has earned her fifteen Emmy nominations, two National Educational Telecommunications Association awards and two Truth in Finances Awards from the Pennsylvania Institute for Certified Public Accountants. In October, she received the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Women’s Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. McHugh serves as President of the Board of Governors for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter and as a volunteer committee member for ArtsQuest.

McHugh holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism and has more than 15 years of reporting, producing and hosting experience in both commercial and public television news. She lives in Allentown with her husband and two children.