As Chief Financial Officer Laurie is responsible for the organization’s finance, accounting and information technology groups, as well as developing long-term financial initiatives to ensure a strong financial foundation for Kennedy Jenks. Laurie joined KJ in 2017 looking for a change to a smaller mid-sized firm.
Laurie has more than 25 years’ experience in the engineering and architecture industry, with expertise in dealing with Federal, State, Local and Commercial clients.
To me Service, Trust, Purpose and is what KJ is all about. As an employee owed firm our purpose is to serve the communities that we live, and our clients trust us to give them the best service possible. This focus on serving our clients, and building relationships based on trust with them, is why we will be celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2019.
I have been extremely lucky over the years to have great teams of people to work with. This includes employee, mentors and peers. I’m a firm believer that we succeed as a team and not as individuals and that together we can solve any problem. Everyone has an expertise and I’m always interested in finding it and determining what we can teach each other.
My family, Kennedy Jenks and public education are my passions. My husband Dwight and my two children Carley and Jarett have always given me the encouragement to always strive for more. They have been my biggest cheerleaders and I would not be where I am today without their strong support.
When it comes to work life, I can’t imagine a better place than to be than to be at KJ. As an almost 100-year-old employee earned firm that focuses on Service Purpose and Trust I’ve found my niche knowing that I can help make a difference for our employees and our clients.
Lastly in my spare time I sit on the local Auburn School board and I enjoy working with the administration and community to improve education. I love to see the STEM curriculum that we are teaching starting in Kindergarten. I know that we are creating engineers for the next generation of KJ.
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