We are pleased to announce that Laura Beard has joined The Branch Group Human Resources Department as our first Compensation Specialist.  Laura’s first, and primary responsibility, will  be working with management to establish a formalized compensation philosophy and structure.  The work that Laura will do will be critical to recruitment and employee retention ensuring that we are competitive from a compensation perspective based on the role and the region where the work is being conducted.

Laura is a Roanoke native, recently relocating back to Roanoke after a 20 year hiatus in the D.C. metro area. She possesses a wide range of HR expertise and skills, most recently working as an HR Business Partner for Radiant Solutions, a geospatial information company based in Herndon, VA. Laura is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. She also holds several HR certifications, including a PHR. In her spare time, she enjoys art, reading, and spending time with her husband, Andrew, and French Bulldog, Fudge.

Please welcome her to TBG!

by Terry Keffer, Senior Vice President and Board Member