SSLA Public Affairs Officer

Lieutenant Commander Laura K. Stegherr, USN

LCDR Laura K. Stegherr is SSLA’s Public Affairs Officer. In this role, she leads the organization’s communication strategy, to include media relations, public outreach, and web and social media marketing.

Laura has served as a Navy public affairs officer for 14 years in a variety of roles at sea and ashore, to include service with the United Nations. She is currently assigned as PAO for Carrier Strike Group FOUR in Norfolk, Va.

Laura has a passion for telling the Navy’s story and the stories of the men and women who serve, and her commitment to SSLA stems from her desire to ensure every person who has the drive to serve also has the voice to contribute.

Laura holds a B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University and an M.A. in Defense and Security Studies from the Naval War College, where she specialized in humanitarian assistance and disaster response, graduated with distinction, and was awarded the Honorable Juliette C. McLennan Essay Prize for Women, Peace, and Security. She enjoys hiking with her family (including her husband, son and dog), reading, collecting vintage clothing and singing.

Connect with her at: sslapao@gmail.com