Laura Branum, EVP

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Laura’s career in finance began when she was a student at the University of Kentucky, where she majored in finance and business management. She worked part-time in banking while earning her degree and gained a full-time position with Banc One after graduating. Eventually, she moved her career to the financial advisory world by working at Fidelity Investments, Lincoln Financial, and now Legacy Financial. Laura has been working in the financial industry for over 25 years and has gained a tremendous amount of experience ranging from customer service to being a part of building a business.

Being one of five children, Laura learned how to work hard for what she wanted. She attributes her good listening skills to growing up with siblings, as well as her competitive spirit and compassion toward others.

Laura is a problem solver who likes to think outside the box. She keeps a level head and remains calm in most situations, which works well for both her strategic planning with partners at Legacy Financial and the day-to-day operations she is responsible for. She manages staff, performs HR functions, finds and implements software systems, creates budgets, manages the finances, and developed the compliance department- to name a few.

She helped grow the company from the ground up. Laura enjoys seeing the fruits of her labor through the success of Legacy Financial, especially the culture and the people that she works with. She relishes in the ability to help whenever she can, personally or professionally.

Outside of work, Laura spends her time with friends and family. She loves to be outdoors and get active- whether that means attending her kids’ sporting events, hiking, biking, pickle-ball, or small trips when time allows.