WRS Board Chair
Laura Ladd has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategic planning and general management. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from Pepperdine University and a Masters of Business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
In 2001, Ladd formed Hewitt Ladd, Inc., a management consulting business based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Hewitt Ladd specializes in real estate development, homeowners’ association management, valuing and selling privately held companies, and economic advice for new business and energy initiatives. From 2006-2010, she served as an Energy and Economics adviser to Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal. She has provided expert witness testimony in utility and industrial siting cases on the topic of wind energy economics and financial assurance mechanisms. She was also instrumental in developing the financial assurance framework for carbon capture and sequestration in Wyoming.