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Laurie Cunnington

January 1, 2019

Birmingham, MI and Delray Beach, FL

Laurie Cunnington is a Partner with Cunnington and Cunnington, a consulting firm specializing in midsize energy projects. She is the CEO and cofounder of the Cunnington Foundation. She is the former President of Ward Williston Oil Company, having led the firm to acquisition in 2013.

Mrs. Cunnington is devoted to philanthropic work with programs supporting education, mentoring, microfinance and relief work in the United States, as well as developing countries. She is currently working on projects in Rwanda, Mozambique, Sudan, Uganda, Jordan and the United States.

She holds the following board positions: Harvard University, J.F. Kennedy School of Government, Women’s Leadership Board, Oakland Family Services, Beaumont Hospital Foundation, Women of TomorrowAdvisory Board, and UN Women. She is a Trustee of Beaumont Health Systems. She is a member of the Clinton Global Foundation and a member of Committee of 200 (C-200). In addition, she is a former board member of Opportunity International and the executive committee of JAM, an African relief organization.

Honored by Ernst & Young with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Laurie received the Top Women Owned Business Award by Diversity Business.Com. She was honored as Woman of the Month by Women Of.Com. She was the featured story in Oil & Gas Financial Journal, was honored by D Business Powered by Detroit Women, and chosen by the Wall Street Journal for their Female Leaders Network. She serves as a Judge for the EY Winning Women’s Program. Under her leadership, her company was awarded Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company in 2008 and the Top 50 Woman Owned Business in North Dakota.