Locus founder Laura Burke uses the analytical approach she honed during her tenure at the Department of Justice to carry out her role as a Managing Partner. In this administrative entity of Maritime Pilots Institute, she acquires funding for training vessels and simulators, as well as negotiates contracts with a range of diverse marine industry stakeholders. Her diplomacy and strategic planning have fostered the steady growth and expansion of Maritime Pilots Institute.
Laura honed her business acumen during her tenure working with large scale Federal and state grant projects. Her interest in the maritime industry stems from her upbringing as the daughter of a career Naval submarine officer in the shipyard and military town of Newport News, Virginia.