About Laura

Laura Linger has spent her entire career in management and client facing roles with high-net-worth individuals and their families, coordinating their professional services in investments, lending, and financial planning. Prior to joining William Blair she was a Senior Vice President and Division Head in LaSalle’s Wealth Management Group. Her many community activities include Board Member of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Friends of Prentice Hospital, and Steering Committee Member for The Senior Businesswomen’s Forum, Investment Committee Member and Business Advisory Council Member for Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Laura is a co-founder of the national organization Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance (WLMA) and a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange. She formerly served on the Board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, 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 Barr Topinka.

Laura joined William Blair in 2004.


Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors 2021 1
  • 1 The rankings were based on data provided by more than 10,500 top-performing advisors from across the country, evaluating assets under management, client service and retention, and revenues generated for the firms.

About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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