Effective September 1, 2016 Laura relaunched her solo consulting practice as a Senior Consultant. Laura Schanz Consulting Associates, LLC provides Values Driven Solutions in the areas of Consulting, Coaching and Communications to businesses and not for profit organizations throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland.
Prior to relaunching her own firm Laura was involved, from 1998 until 2016, with several Central Pennsylvania businesses serving in various roles as a Leader, Manager, Owner, Sales Representative and Chief Operating Officer/President.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College, has been accepted into the Master’s Program to pursue her MBA and is a licensed property and casualty insurance broker in the state of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Schanz held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW) designations during her insurance career from 1980 to 1997. She has been authorized as a Blanchard Solutions Group Raving Fans presenter and is a graduate and former national faculty member of the Excellence in Speaking Institute®. Laura was awarded the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Athena Award. She is also the recipient of the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
A long- time resident of Lancaster County, Laura is a partner and active volunteer at LCBC Church. Her board and community service includes numerous organizations and she is committed to giving back to the community as a frequent facilitator, emcee and keynote speaker.
Most of her leadership and management abilities however come from the family dynamics of being one of 9 children and 4 step-children, a widow, a parent to her son and daughter-in-law, aunt to 38 nieces and nephews, great aunt to 23 and a “LaLa” to her first grandchild!