Rachel Laing

Laing Strategic Communications

Rachel Laing is the principal of Laing Strategic Communications LLC, which provides develops and implements public affairs, media relations, social media and crisis communications strategies for clients with complex publicity and government affairs needs. Laing’s clients include real estate developers, business and advocacy organizations, law firms and public agencies. Prior to forming her own firm, Laing was the communications director at Public Policy Strategies, and before that spent four years as press secretary to San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. Her past roles also included public relations with Sempra Energy/SDG&E and the communications for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Laing's career in strategic communications was preceded by nearly a decade in business and political journalism, as editor-in-chief of The T Sector magazine, managing editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript and business reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune.