Laura M. Linger

William Blair & Company, LLC

Laura Linger joined William Blair & Company in 2004 as head of client development for investment counseling within Investment Management Services. Laura has spent her twenty-six year career in management and client facing roles with high net worth individuals, their multi-generational families and endowments and foundations. She provides guidance and works to coordinate their relationship and professional services in investment management and financial advisory. Prior to joining William Blair & Company she was a Senior Vice President and Division Head for LaSalle’s Wealth Management Group.


Laura received her undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She is a Board Member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Friends of Prentice Hospital, Steering Committee Member for the Senior Businesswomen’s Forum, and Investment Committee Member for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She currently serves as an Advisory Member of WFMT and WTTW Planned Giving Committee and is a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange. Laura formerly served on the Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, Chicago Global Donors Forum, Winnetka Public Schools Foundation, Center for Ethics and Corporate Policy and completed an appointed term in 2003 as the first Chairperson of the Advisory Board for Women by the State of Illinois Treasurer, Judy Baar Topinka.


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