BRC announces the appointment of Laura Ward, CPA, to Firm Partner

For Release: June 3, 2024 

Contact:Lory Kelley, Managing Partner, 336.232.4432, 

BRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Ward, CPA, to Firm partner, effective June 1, 2024. Laura joined BRC in 2023 and brings more than 25 years of public accounting experience.

Her leadership and expertise in providing assurance services for manufacturing and distribution, construction and real estate, and retail clients have been instrumental in delivering high-quality service to our clients. Her technical proficiency in Employee Benefit Plan audits has enabled BRC to expand our Firm’s vast Employee Benefit Plan practice.

Beyond her technical skills, Laura has been a pivotal force in expanding BRC’s presence in the Charlotte market. Her commitment to practice development and recruiting has helped us attract top talent and build strong client relationships. As a partner, Laura will continue to lead our growth strategies, fostering the culture of flexibility and excellence that sets BRC apart.

“Joining the partner team at BRC is a tremendous honor,” said Laura Ward. “I am excited to continue driving our firm’s growth and to further our mission of providing exceptional service to our clients. The support, encouragement and appreciation provided by the leadership team gives me the energy to succeed. I will remain dedicated to delivering outstanding service to our clients, empowering our team of professionals, and showcasing everything BRC has to offer to the wider community.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Laura as a partner,” said Lory Kelley, Managing Partner at BRC. “Her expertise, dedication, and visionary approach have been invaluable to our firm. Laura embodies the core values of BRC, and we are confident she will play a key role in our continued success.”


BRC is a Certified Public Accountant and Advisory Firm with business advisors serving today’s leading middle market companies, private companies, not-for-profit organizations, individuals and government entities. For more than 75 years, BRC has served several key industry sectors with dedicated teams and with clients nationwide. The Firm has an excellent reputation as an employer of choice and is currently listed as one of 2023 Best Accounting Firms to Work for by Accounting Today.