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Lauren Fitch, J.D.

Chief Operating Officer

lfitch@fw-cpa.com

As Chief Operating Officer, Lauren’s primary role is to manage the firm’s internal resources and procedures. Responsibilities include maintaining financial and legal records, managing technology infrastructure, overseeing the firm’s recruiting and staff development program and supervising the administrative staff. In addition, as head of administration, Lauren assists the partners with marketing and business development efforts as well as setting the strategic vision and direction of the firm.

Lauren began her professional career as an attorney, earning her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 2009. She went on to work for the Center for Planning Excellence and the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships, two highly regarded civic organizations. It was during these two engagements that Lauren discovered she liked working with the financial aspects of business. Lauren was awarded a spot in the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report's 2016 Forty Under 40, which honors the capital region's brightest young leaders, innovators and business professionals.

A Baton Rouge native, Lauren, her husband Derek, and their three children Beckett, Rivers, and Adley enjoy taking advantage of all the region has to offer. She loves spending time downtown, reading, playing tennis and volunteering with Louisiana’s many community and civic organizations.

“I am an advocate of the old saying ‘It is better to do something than to do nothing’. When faced with an opportunity to make a difference, it is always better to take the initiative rather than back away for fear of making a mistake. It is my job to keep this firm strong and viable so our accounting professionals can focus on meeting client needs and providing outstanding service and quality.”

Designations

  • Juris Doctorate - Louisiana

Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Alfred G. Rayner School Board President

  • Webb Park Civic Association Board Member

  • YMCA of the Capital Area Board Member

  • Certified Public Accounting Firm Management Association, Director At-Large

Education

  • Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctorate

    • Magna Cum Laude

  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Business