Laurie J. Simonson, PAFM

Laurie Simonson, AAAPM, Operations, Froehling Anderson

Department:

Operations

Title:

Director of Operations

Laurie enjoys entertaining and can often be found hosting family and friends at her home. Since joining Froehling Anderson in 2006, she has poured her gift for hospitality into her role as director of operations. “I know how important the right kind of environment is to our staff and, ultimately, our clients,” she says.

Laurie oversees the firm’s operations, including human resources, recruiting, communications and training. Before making her way into the accounting realm in 1999, Laurie spent six years as a successful business owner and 13 years in the creative field. She relies upon her creative skill set to find new ways to make the firm’s culture healthy and fun.

Culture has always been important to Laurie. In fact, it is what initially drew her to Froehling Anderson. “I was just blown away by the incredible team in place here,” she says. “I am dedicated to making our firm a great place—not only to work, but to grow.”

Laurie stays up to date with the issues affecting the accounting industry by staying involved—both locally and nationally—with the Association of Accounting Administrators. When she’s not entertaining, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their grown children. Laurie finds an outlet for her creative energy through photography projects.