Laura Stevenson Maslon was born into the world of theatre as the daughter of Isabelle Stevenson. She attended drama classes at the 92nd Street Y and the American Theatre Wing, and did a summer at the Ogunquit Playhouse. She majored in theatre at Wellesley and left college to be an actress, appearing in an Off- Off-Broadway play by Bruce Jay Freidman. Persuaded by her father, John Stevenson, to take a real job, she’s worked in public relations for Crown and Dell and was a reporter for People magazine. Maslon moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to marry Jim Maslon. After a stint at Judi Davidson and Co. she became director of PR for the West Coast of Sotheby’s Auction House for ten years. She serves on the Executive Committee for the United Jewish Fund of Greater Los Angeles; is a member of the Cultural partnership between L.A. and Tel Aviv; Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of Otis College of Art & Design; Board member of the Modern and Contemporary Art Council of LACMA; on the Drawings Committee of MOCA and is on the national board of the American Friends of the Israel Museum.