Laura Hershon is an experienced strategist with additional experience in finance and consulting. At the National Risk Management Center (NRMC), Ms. Hershon provides research and analysis on the impacts to supply chain resilience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. In that capacity, she served as the DHS lead for Executive Order 14017 – America’s Supply Chains. She also serves as a Government Working Group Co-Chair of the ICT Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force, the nation’s preeminent public-private supply chain risk management partnership, which is entrusted with the critical mission of identifying and developing consensus strategies that enhance ICT supply chain security. Furthermore, Ms. Hershon works to enhance the nation’s planning and response to economic impact matters and also participates in setting strategy for the organization.
Prior to joining NRMC, Ms. Hershon was a Senior Principal at The Clearing, a consulting firm where she provided strategy consulting, research, and financial analysis services to government and private sector clients. Her 20 years of financial experience also includes roles such as Director of Investments for the Federal Realty Investment Trust, where she completed over $2.0 billion in transactions and was responsible for managing all aspects of a transaction, including financial underwriting, due diligence, contract negotiation, title and survey review as well as settlement.
Ms. Hershon brings additional leadership and investment experience from her time at CarrAmerica Realty Investment Trust and Deutsche Bank. She has worked with numerous companies to enhance value and prepare for liquidity events. She also has participated in the turnaround and restructuring of underperforming companies and has worked extensively on post-M&A integration issues.
Ms. Hershon holds a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Delaware.