20161027_wmc_-22-aLara has directed Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s Technical operations since April 2015. Prior to joining WMC, she worked in western Wisconsin as a Director of Technology for one of the nation’s leading agricultural testing laboratories. Her technology knowledge spans over 20 years.

She has a B.S. in biology with a chemistry minor from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and a degree in programming and systems analysis from Chippewa Valley Technical College.

In addition to supporting numerous local and national charities, Lara is also a board member for Madison’s 100+ women who care.  She also serves on the Wisconsin historical records advisory board (WHRAB).

She is a Madison native and avid Badger fan.