Laura J. Ward, CTFA

Vice President and Senior Wealth Advisor

Laura is responsible for managing the investment holdings of institutional and high-net-worth individuals at Washington Trust Wealth Management. She is also a voting member of the Investment Committee for The Washington Trust Company.


Laura has more than 30 years of experience in wealth management, investment, annuity, and insurance services and has spent much of her career at Washington Trust. Prior to joining Washington Trust, Laura was a 401(k)-retirement plan specialist at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.


Laura holds the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Bryant University.

Community Involvement

A Connecticut resident, Laura is active in her community. She is an active volunteer for the Lyme Land Conservation Trust and Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Estate & Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut. She is also a past board member of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.