Laura Cox Kaplan is an Adjunct Professor at American University, and serves on the Boards of Directors of Costar Group (Nasdaq: CGSP) and The Hunt Companies, El Paso, Texas. She also speaks, writes, and consults on the topic of women’s leadership development in both business and politics and develops related content.
Ms. Kaplan is the former Principal-in-Charge of Government, Regulatory Affairs, and Public Policy for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she spent more than a decade on the firm’s executive management team. Prior to joining PwC, Ms. Kaplan served in senior-level positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she focused on the legislative and regulatory response to corporate governance and accounting failures in the late 1990s and on the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Currently, Ms. Kaplan also serves on a number of nonprofit boards, including: Running Start (Board Co-Chair), All in Together (Founding Board Member), and the American Council on Germany, as well as on the Advisory Board for the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, The Wilson Center Women in Public Service Project, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Advisory Board.
Ms. Kaplan grew up in Rising Star, Texas. She received a Master’s degree from American University in Washington, DC, in 1998, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She and her husband, Joel, have two children and live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.