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 20211
- Forbes America's Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State 2022, 2023, 20242
- Barron’s Top State-by-State Advisors in America 20223
- Forbes Best-in-State Advisors 2022, 20234
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.
2 Forbes America's Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State; Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.
3 The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices.4 The Forbes ranking algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.
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*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.