Sean La Marr is a Navy veteran and public service professional, currentily working full-time as the Head of Strategic Communications for Hope For The Warriors, a nonprofit which provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military family members. He also continues to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserves as a Public Affairs Officer (PAO) and has worked previously in the energy industry.
At Hope For The Warriors, Sean leads a team responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies that help advance the organization’s efforts to bring stability, strength and community to veterans and military family members throughout America.
With more than a decade of service in the U.S. Navy Public Affairs community, Sean works to combat disinformation and negative publicity as a PAO by working alongside Mass Communication Specialists (MC) to manage the flow of news and information for the Navy. After serving from 2010-2015 as an active-duty sailor and MC, Sean transferred to the reserve component, where he continues to serve. In 2022, he was commissioned as a PAO and won the Navy Media Award for Best Writing Series for an article series about the USS Arizona (BB-39) Superstructure Relic Program (ASRP).
Sean is also an AmeriCorps alumnus, having served veterans and military families in Washington state through the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Vet Corps from 2018-2019 at the University of Washington-Bothell. During this year, he completed more than 1,850 hours of volunteer service in providing over 300 student veterans on campus with connections to federal, state, & local veteran’s benefits. He also served as a liaison between students and the university to help meet the needs of student veterans & their families so they can successfully complete their degrees.
Sean also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Seattle CityClub, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving the civic health of the Puget Sound region by providing programs that bridge politics, sectors, and generations.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Law, Economics, & Public Policy with a double major in Media & Communications and a minor in Human Rights from the University of Washington-Bothell. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) and the Basic Mass Communications Specialist Course (BMCSC) from the Defense Information School (DINFOS).