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Since 2020 Laura has led the creation and evolution of the MDP Champions program, engaging managing directors and partners to have an active role in the development and success of Black consulting staff. With more than 150 pairings to date, Laura is now expanding the program to the firm’s practice areas to further champion Black managers. In 2021, Laura founded the Center of Excellence for North America Career Development, bringing together firm leaders to engage in critical conversations about supporting Black consultants in their career journey. Additionally, Laura has been working for the Retention and Advancement Parity Team within the North America Racial Equity Taskforce to achieve retention parity and strengthen advancement opportunities for Black consulting staff through various programs and initiatives. Laura also chairs the Board of Directors at the Houston Food Bank, America’s largest food bank in distribution.