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Laura Deffenbaugh Promoted to Manager at Brown Smith Wallace


(ST. LOUIS, October 13, 2020) Laura Deffenbaugh has been promoted to payroll and benefits manager in the human resources department at Brown Smith Wallace.

Deffenbaugh has over 20 years of human resource experience specializing in benefits, payroll and compliance. In her current role, she oversees the benefit enrollment process and coordinates with payroll, benefit and 401k vendors for enrollment, compliance and implementation purposes. With a vast knowledge that spans multiple human resources information systems, payroll systems and experience managing complex payrolls across multi-state FEINs, Deffenbaugh supports the continued growth of the firm.

Deffenbaugh earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent firm associated with Moore Global Network Limited—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2021 Vault Accounting Firm ranking, is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project and is a 2020 INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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