Laura Simkins
Ex Officio

Chief Operating Officer
AFAR Media

Laura Simkins is the chief operating officer of AFAR Media, a media company devoted to serving the needs of experiential travelers. Simkins has over 18 years of experience in media, with 15 of those spent at launches or startups. She was part of the original launch team for Dwell, 8020 Media and AFAR. Simkinsā€™ media experience also includes stints at Mother Jones and Health. She enjoys a good challenge and likes collaborating with teams with diverse talents.