Laura Wasson is a St. Louis native; she graduated from University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. Laura then joined her family business, Tech Electronics and is currently a part owner with her two brothers. Laura has two sons, Alex who has recently came on board at Tech Electronics after following in his grandfather and uncle’s footsteps by receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering. Erik her youngest is pursuing his degree in English and will soon join the family business.
Tech Electronics has been part of the Dogtown community for over 50 years and from the beginning has supported surrounding churches, charities and food pantries. Laura realized that with Tech Electronics’ good fortune, she could do more to give back to the Tech Electronics’ communities and found that her true passion lies in helping those in need. Over the years Laura has helped create a strong charity circuit at Tech Electronics including charities such as VOYCE, Boys Hope Girls Hope, WINGS, Family Resource Center, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Jake’s Crew Ipad Fund, Coyote Hill, Operation Food Search, Homers for Health, the American Heart Association’s – Go Red for Women and Mercy Foundation’s JFK clinic.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is a charity that Laura holds close to her heart, she is an advocate for any organization that helps children find the right path in life by educating and preparing them for the future. Over the past 14 years Laura has been dedicated to helping Boys Hope Girls Hope thrive and now sits on the board. She has donated her time and resources to the Christmas party and many other events throughout the years. Laura has built a strong relationship with those at Boys Hope Girls Hope one that will continue to grow because she believes in their mission – to educate and motivate children-in-need to meet their full potential.
The recent organizations added to Laura’s community outreach program came after she took over the healthcare division of Tech Electronics. Realizing the importance of being involved with the foundations that support her customers, she is now on the board of for The American Heart Association and joined the Mercy Foundation’s JFK Clinic. She has also become very active in the SSM Cardinal Glennon Homer for Health Foundation. Tech Electronics is the proud sponsor of this year’s Game Ball Relay at the St. Louis Cardinals opening day celebration.
In addition to working with charities through Tech Electronics, Laura devotes her time to working with young adults to help them find their passion. She mentors these young adults by helping them find internships that best fit their career goals. Laura’s long term ambition is to be a full time philanthropist.
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