Laura L. Larsen became Baltimore’s Budget Director in September 2022. Laura leads the fifteen-member team responsible for developing and implementing Baltimore’s $3.3 billion operating budget.
Prior to serving in this role, Laura worked in Wisconsin first as the Budget Director for the City of Madison from 2015 to 2020 and most recently at the Capital Budget Director for the State of Wisconsin from 2020 to 2022. While working in Wisconsin Laura led efforts to incorporate performance and data into the budget planning process for both the City and State.
Laura earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska and her Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She currently serves on the Budget Committee for the Government Finance Officers Association.