Laura R. Bechard
Investment Operations Manager
Currently the investment operations manager for the Foundation, Laura Bechard joined Mott in 1991 as an assistant investment administrator. As her responsibilities with the Investment office increased, her position evolved, giving her the opportunity to advance. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Oakland University, returning to Oakland to earn an MBA in 1997. When she’s not in the office, sitting in front of a computer and thinking about numbers and data, Bechard likes to take culinary classes at Oakland Community College, where she recently earned a Certificate in Bakery and Pastry Arts. After 25 years with the Foundation, she still enjoys the daily challenges of Mott’s Investment office, but cooking and baking are a great creative outlet. “It’s the opposite of what I do at work all day,” she says.