Research Triangle Park, NC— Laurie Braun has been promoted to vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis at RTI International.
In her new role, Braun will be responsible for the finance functions in several RTI business units, including Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences, the International Development Group, Discovery—Science—Technology, and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis.
Her primary responsibilities will be to ensure Finance delivers services to the research groups efficiently and effectively and to leverage best practices across all groups.
In addition, Braun and her team will focus on helping each of the research group leadership teams with their growth strategies and will be integral partners in assessing and executing merger and acquisition opportunities.
Since 2009, Braun served as vice president of finance for Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences, RTI's largest business unit. She will continue to serve in this role until a new finance vice president for the business unit is hired.
Braun holds a master's in business administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University.