Laurie A. Schrader

Chief Financial Officer


Laurie Schrader oversees the firm's accounting and financial operations. In addition to ongoing and regular financial and tax transactions, she and her team are responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, and compensation support and analysis.
Laurie became chief financial officer at Faegre Baker Daniels in January 2012 after the combination of Faegre & Benson and Baker & Daniels. Previously, she served as director of finance at Baker & Daniels from 2005-11. In 17 years with the Baker & Daniels financial team, she also served as director of financial analysis, financial team project manager and controller.

Past Experience

In all, Laurie has more than 25 years of financial experience. Her six years with BKD, a top 10 U.S. CPA and advisory firm, included time serving clients as an auditor and financial advisor and also as the central region operations manager.



Certified Public Accountant — inactive


Indiana State University
B.A. in Accounting, magna cum laude (1986)


  • Indianapolis Business Journal — CFO of the Year, 2018
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