SVP, Partner Solutions for Life, Claims & Distribution
Laura joined Lincoln Financial Group in 1995 and is Lincoln’s Site Leader for the Hartford operations. Laura holds the position of Senior Vice President, Partner Solutions for Life, Claims & Distribution. She is responsible for Life Operations, Producer Solutions Operations, Life & Annuity Claims & Unclaimed Property, the Customer Care Center, Business & Technology Optimization, Distribution Gateway and Strategic Planning & Organizational Advancement. The organization is an essential partner to 2.3 million policy owners and more than 220,000 distribution partners.
Throughout her career with Lincoln, Laura has held key roles in Lincoln’s Sales and Operations organizations, providing her valuable experience in many disciplines, including field office and home office operations, call center management and strategic planning. Additionally, Laura serves as a member of Lincoln’s Corporate Leadership Group (CLG).
Laura’s career began with the Federal Government, initially as a Congressional Intern and then as Staff Assistant to Senator Abe Ribicoff in Washington, D.C. Three years on the Senator’s staff were followed by a 10- year assignment to the United States Embassy in Bonn, Germany, where Laura served as Program Manager and Liaison Officer for a joint tactical reconnaissance program between the US Air Force and the German Air Force (Luftwaffe).
Laura maintains a strong interest in local and national politics having successfully managed two re-election campaigns for her district’s State Representative. She is an avid supporter of many bi-partisan causes, including those related to Financial Literacy, helping to raise industry and public awareness. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Connecticut Science Center, The Wadsworth Atheneum, The MetroHartford Alliance and Teach for America – Connecticut.
Laura speaks several foreign languages, including French and German, and has served on the Board of the Hartford Chapter of the World Affairs Council since 1998. In 2008, she assumed the Chairmanship of the Council’s Global Women’s Issues Forum, an initiative launched by the Connecticut chapter to promote greater understanding of global women’s issues.