Laura Rotchford began with the Town as Finance Director, in mid-December, 2014. She is a CPA, and Certified North Carolina Government Finance Officer. Laura is originally from Michigan, where she started her career in Finance in the automotive industry. After moving to North Carolina, Laura gained experience in Local Government Finance. She holds masters' degrees from both East Carolina University and the University of Michigan-Flint.
Laura moved to Swansboro in 2005. She and her husband, Joe, enjoy spending time outdoors, and can usually be found boating or motorcycle riding during the weekends. They are members of St. Mildred Catholic Church in Swansboro, and have been blessed with five wonderful grandchildren.