Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

Overlooking the Chicago River

Meet the Team

231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
231 South LaSalle St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Laura Wicklander West

Director, Client Service
Great Lakes Advisors

Laura West is a Director of Client Service and focuses on developing and maintaining successful client relationships for Great Lakes Advisors. Laura specializes in investment solutions for religious institutions.

Before joining the firm in 2012, Laura worked at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, completing a full time annual volunteer program and subsequently managing corporate and foundation relationships. After Mercy Home, Laura was part of the launch team for a new division with Accretive Health, working to improve quality outcomes and reduce care costs for a nonprofit health system in Minneapolis. Additionally, she worked in the social work department at the University of Chicago Hospital while completing her graduate degrees.

Laura is a founding member of the Associate Board of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and is currently a member of Mercy Home’s Leader Council. She is also on the Big Shoulders Fund Chairmen’s Advisory Council, a board member of the Wicklander Family Foundation, a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier in La Grange, and an active volunteer at St. Francis Xavier School.

Education and Professional Credentials 

  • Industry Start: 2012
  • Vanderbilt University, BA
  • University of Chicago, MBA, MSW