A resident of Dallas, Texas, Laura Deutscher earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 and Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1995. Deutscher is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Deutscher is a partner at MVP Advisory Group and is the practice leader for Shared Services. She previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gallagher Bassett, an international risk management services company. She was responsible for all financial operations of the company and was part of Gallagher Bassett’s Executive Committee and U.S. Operating Committee.
Deutscher began her professional career in 1984 with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), starting in audit and moving to financial consulting. From 1995 to 2003, she served in a variety of roles at CNA Financial Corporation, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CNA’s eBusiness where she was responsible for executing the e-commerce strategy.
Deutscher is a member of Local Chapter 3000 and was appointed to the Germania Farm Mutual Board of Directors in 2021 and is active on board committees. She was recognized as Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” in 2013.