Laura Olson is currently the Manager of Strategic Planning at the Salt River Project (SRP). Her primary role is to lead her team in reporting on emerging trends and making recommendations on associated impacts to SRP and in assisting the GM Staff in formulating and integrating SRP’s corporate strategy. Since joining SRP in 2012, Laura’s other roles focused on future nuclear generation development, resource acquisition, and regulatory policy.
Prior to joining SRP, Laura worked with the Arizona Corporation Commission, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in Washington, DC, and as civil designer with Stanley Consultants in Phoenix. She also has experience working with the Modesto Irrigation District, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Laura has her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and a Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School. She is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the State Bar of Arizona.
She lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband, Kris, their daughter Ashton and their desert tortoise, Houdini.