Team

Lots of problems can be solved over lunch and a few beers. Unless the problem is what’s for lunch, in which case the answer is all of it.

Laura Tanaka

Communications Director

Equally comfortable talking about the latest political dust-up as she is about her favorite Succession character, Laura delights in being a lifelong learner. Growing up, reading was her first love, and she’s on a quest to spend more time buried in a book. Laura is at her best surrounded by close friends, preferably near mountains and water, which help to quiet her wild mind.

Her work life has taken many different forms, but a common thread is the joy of really great communication and the constant process of improvement. She channeled this energy into getting a master’s degree in communication from Northwestern University while working full time. Whether leading a team of professionals in higher education or pushing Stout to work smarter, Laura has a relentless drive to make things better.

She spends much of her time working on internal and external communication at Stout, as well as making sure the business is growing up properly. However, her greatest job is making sure the people at Stout are the number one priority, especially when it comes to work culture and benefits.

Jackie Stephan

Senior Designer

Janice Gaa

Junior Designer

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