Laura Laitinen-Warren, a senior adviser to the Tribal Chair of the Oneida Nation and longtime equity advocate, will moderate the Women of Excellence Panel at the 2019 Wisconsin Leadership Summit on October 7. This was one of the most popular panels at the 2018 Wisconsin Leadership Summit, and this year will feature a whole new slate of exceptional women of color, each with her own story of overcoming and even embracing obstacles to achieve greatness.
Laura has over 25 years of experience working in Indian Country in a variety of leadership positions from Oneida Casino’s gaming industry to human resources to senior leadership within the Nation’s government.
Laura has served on the Board of Directors for the Multicultural Center of Greater Green Bay, the Oneida Nation Arts Program, and is currently active in the Title VI American Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee for the Green Bay Public School District.
Moving from years working toward positive change within an organizational setting to a larger, community and government role, Laura is currently working as the Senior Policy Adviser for Chairman Tehassi Hill of the Oneida Nation. She enjoys being able to work closely with the leaders of the Nation and taking her organizational development knowledge and leadership experience to assist and support the Nation’s leaders in realizing the goals established at the beginning of their term.
Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an educational specialist certification from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently completing her dissertation exploring the identity formation and lived experiences of multiracial leaders.
Laura lives in Green Bay with her husband Breck and their two young children.
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