Laura’s career as an executive and board director demonstrates leadership in governance, capital raising, higher education, health care, investor relations and asset management. A connector and catalyst, she led the case to drive enhanced profile, quality, reputation, and stakeholder support for two colleges and for an academic medical center. As a College President for 12 years, Laura achieved top 10% student learning outcomes, curriculum distinctions, and fundraising milestones. As an executive, she’s led change and driven strategy while building high-performance work cultures and brand identity. As a director, advisor or trustee to 25 entities, Laura has focused on growth strategy, stakeholder engagement and board effectiveness. She has served as an advisor to a $600MM health care trust, a health care system, and is a former chair of Leadership North Carolina. Laura is a seasoned independent director of Sterling Capital Funds (7B AUM), on the Advisory Board of uMethod Health Inc., and is a NACD Governance Fellow.