Laura Virgen serves as a Client Servicing Representative for Carlson Capital Management. Laura is the welcoming colleague you will see when you visit our Northfield office and one of the voices you may hear when you call into the firm. She is responsible for office management, hospitality, scheduling meetings and preparing materials for client presentations. Laura also is a primary contact for account openings, fund transfers and other client account servicing needs. In addition, she works with the Northfield advisory team and specialists by handling key administrative functions.
Laura is a 2011 graduate of the College of Saint Benedict where she majored in Communication and Peace Studies. She joined CCM having spent four years in the non-profit sector, working for two organizations whose mission was to serve families children and families in crisis. Laura grew up in Willmar, Minnesota and loves the summer months when she can spend time at the cabin or on the river. She also enjoys spending time with family, traveling and volunteering with local animal rescue organizations. Laura resides in Stillwater--with her own rescue dog, Stanley.
As a first-generation daughter to immigrant parents, I watched my mom and dad dedicate their lives to providing for our family. I learned at a young age that your family expands to your community, your neighbors, and to the people you encounter every day. “Family” does not just mean the people you share a roof with or the people you see at reunions. My previous non-profit work reinforced this value as it taught me the importance of caring for others as if they were part of your own community. As an adult, I still carry this with me.
There's a certain culture of care that exists at Carlson Capital Management that I haven’t found anywhere else. Clients, colleagues and the community are all welcomed and cared for as family; a rare and genuine find in a world that can feel selfish at times. I am thankful to spend my days working for a firm that has remained rooted in community service, while helping clients and colleagues achieve their goals.