Lou Laste is Senior Director of Public Relations for Cox Automotive. Lou is responsible for public relations activities for the leading auto shopping site Autotrader and several software companies that provide products and services for auto dealers.
Throughout his career, Lou has deployed millions of dollars in grants to hundreds of local community programs. At Verizon he was responsible for leading the communications effort of Thinkfinity.org (which is now ReadWriteThink.org), a leading educational website that provides thousands of educational resources free. He created EnlightenMe.com, an online educational site that allows children to learn while having fun. Lou received a BA in Communications/Public Relations from Rowan University. He holds a certificate in Management Leadership from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also certified in community relations from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Lou has served on numerous not-for-profit boards including The United Way, North Shore New England, the corporate advisory committee for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and for VolunteerMatch.org. He is the recipient of multiple public relations awards, including the distinguished Alumni Award from Rowan University School of Communications. Lou lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Debi and son Louis.