American Society of Magazine Editors

Laura Simkins

Chief Operating Officer


Laura Simkins is the chief operating officer of Afar Media, a media company devoted to serving the needs of experiential travelers.  Simkins has over 18 years of experience in media with 15 of those spent at launches or start-ups. She was part of the original launch team for Dwell, 8020 Media and Afar. Simkin’s media experience also includes stints at Mother Jones and Health.  She enjoys a good challenge and likes collaborating with teams with diverse talents.