Laura Crawford

With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, Laura Crawford, a native of Nashville, is excited to join the Ryan Seacrest Foundation as the Entertainment Relations & Engagement Manager. In her most recent role at MusiCares as the Director of Sponsorships, she oversaw the organization's brand partnerships for events such as the esteemed Person of the Year gala, and programs such as Humans of Hip Hop and The Day That Music Cares. Prior to this, Laura spent over a decade at the Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards), as a Membership Manager in the Membership & Industry Relations department where she served as a liaison to artists, songwriters, musicians, and music industry professionals.

Prior to working at the Recording Academy, Laura served as a publicist at Provident Label Group/Sony Music Entertainment. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Journalism & Electronic Media.

Laura has participated in several music industry organizations based in Nashville, including SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development), NOW (Nurturing Outstanding Women), and SOURCE. 

In her free time, Laura actively participates as a dedicated volunteer for two community-based organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and Survivor Fitness Foundation. She also has a passion for visual arts and is constantly honing her craft as a skilled metalsmith jewelry artist.