Laura Culp is a much respected and longtime contributor to both her profession and to her community. She is partner-in-charge for construction and real estate services at Sikich, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, advisory, technology, and managed services, and has worked for more than 30 years with owners of privately held businesses to help them grow their wealth and implement tax-saving strategies.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, she graduated from the Columbus School for Girls and from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business. She also holds a Master of Taxation degree from The University of Akron. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, and an American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Personal Financial Specialist.
Her community and civic activities are no less impressive. In addition to numerous committee and advisory council positions, she is or has served as a board member of Akron General/ Cleveland Clinic, GAR Foundation, Akron-Area YMCA, Greater Akron Chamber, United Way of Summit County, Akron Development Corporation, Akron Roundtable, Ardmore Inc., Junior League of Akron, Leadership Akron, Ohio Ballet, The Volunteer Center of Summit County Inc., Our Lady of the Elms Parent Club, and American Society of Women Accountants.
She has received the Western Reserve Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction Community Volunteerism Award, The University of Akron College of Business Administration Dr. Frank L. Simonetti Distinguished Alumni Award, Pinnacle Award-Lisle M. Buckingham Leadership Award, Leadership Akron Lieberth Community Vision Award, Read Family Difference Maker Award, Akron-Area YMCA Hunsicker Service to Youth Award, Great Trail Council Boy Scouts of America Community Service Award, and The Junior League of Akron Sustainer Inspiration Award. In addition, she has been named the United Way’s Woman Philanthropist of the Year, a Northeast Ohio ATHENA Finalist, and a Women’s Network Woman of Achievement.
She joined The Corbin Foundation Board in 2020.