Laura J. Baxter-Simons, ’89 Economics and German, M.A. '94 German Literature

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General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer, Meritage Group LP

Laura Baxter-Simons is general counsel and chief compliance officer at Meritage Group LP, a U.S.-based investment management firm. Prior to Meritage, Ms. Baxter-Simons worked at Renaissance Technologies as Legal Counsel from 1996 to 2011. She and her husband, Nat Simons, serve as co-directors of Sea Change Foundation, a private family foundation formed in 2007 and currently dedicated to addressing global climate change, and they are also the co-founders of Prelude Ventures, a family-held cleantech investment fund. Ms. Baxter-Simons served on the Board of Trustees of Head-Royce School in Oakland for ten years. Ms. Baxter-Simons and Mr. Simons are Builders of Berkeley.