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Laura Deffenbaugh is the Payroll and Benefits Manager at Brown Smith Wallace.

Laura has over 20 years of Human Resources experience specializing in benefits, payroll and compliance. In addition, she has prior experience as a generalist, recruiter and payroll specialist at her previous employers.

As the Payroll and Benefits Manager, Laura 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, Laura supports the continued growth of our firm.

Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and is a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).

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Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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