WRS Board Chair

Laura LaddLaura Ladd has over 20 years of experience in finance, strategic planning, marketing and project 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. Hewitt Ladd specializes in real estate development, homeowners’ association management 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.

In this role, she was responsible for developing energy positions based on assessment of the regulatory, private and public finance markets and competitive drivers and cost implications for transitioning to a lower carbon energy environment.

Ladd has also served in an advisory capacity to the Powder River Energy Corp., Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole, Hillwood Development Company and a family offce with more than $100 million in assets under management. She is also an emeritus board member of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation.

Currently the board chair, Ladd is an at-large board member and lives in Wilson.