Laura J. Blaire, MSM, IACCP®

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Principal

Laura J. Blaire, MSM, IACCP®

As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, Laura is responsible for overall firm operations and management, as well as ensuring that JFS Wealth Advisors maintains compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Laura joined JFS in 2002 after working as a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business. She earned the Investment Adviser Certified Compliance Professional® designation and was part of the first certifying examination in 2006 by the National Regulatory Center for Compliance Professionals. In 2007, Laura earned a Master’s Degree in Management with an emphasis in Leadership from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School at The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA. She currently serves on the national advisory board for Tamarac, Inc., and is a member of the Dimensional Fund Advisors Chief Operating Officer Forum, the National Society of Compliance Professionals, and the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board honorary societies.

Active in community life, Laura is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Shenango, where she was recognized as an outstanding participant. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the United Way of Mercer County.  She is a classroom volunteer and former Board Member for Junior Achievement of Western PA.  She is also a former President of Hermitage Business Association, a former member of the Hermitage Planning Commission, and former Board Member for the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce and Shenango Valley Professionals.

Laura lives in Hermitage, PA, with her husband and has two children in college.  While not at work, Laura enjoys reading, walking and bicycling.