Laura became involved with JIFLA at its inception and was a founding Board and Loan Committee member. She became Board Chair and President in 2015. Under her leadership, the number of loans per year and dollar loan volume have grown more than five-fold, a Board committee structure was created, and our organizational partnership strategy was implemented. Laura was a Big Sister under the auspices of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta for 10 years and is a former member of the Executive Board of Yeshiva Atlanta High School (now Atlanta Jewish Academy).
Laura is a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Banking Group of Bank of America. She earned a BBA at the University of Georgia & an MBA from Columbia University in New York. She has enjoyed a lifelong career in Corporate & Investment Banking, having previously worked for Truist Banks.
Laura has three grown children, Rachel, Dahlia and Micah, (all of whom live in Atlanta) and four delicious grandchildren. She has been married to her high school and life-long sweetheart, Reed Travis, for 41 years.