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.
The early beginnings of her professional career were in the Property and Casualty Industry and Laura remains a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Broker in the state of Pennsylvania today. 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 and Chief Operating Officer/President.
In the Spring of 2019, she received the most significant and humbling honor of her professional life from her alma mater, the Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies. President Dr. Carl Strikwerda, Dean Rachel Finley-Bowman and the Board of Trustees, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration during the commencement ceremonies.
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 enjoying her role as a grandparent. Her board and community service include numerous organizations and she is committed to giving back to the community as a frequent volunteer facilitator, emcee and keynote speaker.