Laura serves as the Chief Communications Officer at Homewise Inc, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution with a mission to help create successful homeowners so that they improve their financial wellbeing and contribute to the vitality of our communities. As the CCO, Laura leads the organization on all aspects of strategic communication including branding, public and media relations, investor relations, fund raising, community affairs, business development, and marketing. Prior to joining Homewise in 2014, Laura worked for 15 years in the financial services industry, leading the Marketing and Communications teams at First National Bank of Santa Fe and Thornburg Mortgage. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from Colorado State University and holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also holds certifications from the Soul of Money “Fundraising from the Heart” Institute and the NeighborWorks America Training Institute. Laura lives in Santa Fe, NM with her husband and two children.