Our Staff

Laura Brown

Laura Brown

SSA Program Manager

Laura Brown started working with Central Street Evanston in March 2020 when Downtown Evanston was hired as the service provider. She brings over 15 years of experience in communications, marketing and community outreach. Laura studied Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago during which she interned with the City of Evanston. As an Evanston native, Laura finds great joy working with and promoting the local businesses and organizations in the Evanston community.

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Ellie Rush

Ellie Rush

Business Outreach & Marketing Coordinator

Ellie Rush started working with Central Street Evanston in March 2021. Ellie was brought on the team to utilize her background in hospitality and events by engaging the public and the SSA business owners. Ellie studied Strategic Communications at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities with a focus on Public Relations. Since graduating, Ellie has held a variety of positions in customer service, the event industries and hospitality. She hopes to utilize her varied background to bring a unique approach to building Central Street's brand and success.