DirectorThe Hawthorne Collective nominee to the BoardMember of the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee
Ms. Curran is currently a member of the board of directors of Mount Sinai South Nassau. Ms. Curran previously served as the first female County Executive of Nassau County from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. In this role, Ms. Curran represented more than 1.3 million residents and prioritized restoring trust and fiscal integrity to the County government. She directed a government of more than 7,500 employees, including six unions, and created balanced budgets in excess of $3.3 billion, earning the County’s first bond upgrade in 15 years. As County Executive, she also successfully advocated for new economic development and downtown revitalization. Under Ms. Curran’s leadership, Nassau County was named the safest community in America by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit Nassau County, she led the County’s response to protect and inform residents, while maintaining essential County operations and advocating for businesses and schools. To protect residents and the economy from the impact of the pandemic, she focused on vaccinating as many people as possible by building a robust vaccine infrastructure.
Prior to becoming County Executive, Ms. Curran served two terms as a Nassau County Legislator, working across the political aisle to successfully implement programs and pass laws. Ms. Curran previously served on the Baldwin School Board, holding positions of President and Trustee. Before her career in public service, Ms. Curran was a reporter for the New York Daily News and New York Post. She currently is a 9 news analyst on two New York City radio stations, WABC and WOR, and hosts a podcast called “Cut to the Chase with Laura Curran”. Ms. Curran earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
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