Laura J. Ward, CTFA

Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor


As Senior Wealth Advisor, Laura manages the portfolios of both institutional clients and high net worth individuals.


Laura joined Washington Trust in August 1995. She has more than thirty-years of experience in investment, annuity, and insurance services. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Laura was a 401(k)-retirement plan specialist in Hartford CT, and a FINRA registered securities representative for Raymond James & Associates, Inc.


Laura earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bryant University, and continued her professional education at the College of Financial Planning. She holds the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation and is a member of the Estate & Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut.


Laura is an active volunteer for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Habitat for Humanity. She is a past board member of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.