Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Ausperk joined the Laurel team in August 2020 and earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Franklin University.
She began her finance career as a Project Accountant with the Auditor of State's office, traveling throughout Northeast Ohio helping local government clients compile financial statements and forecast operating results. After receiving her Certified Public Accountant license, Ms. Ausperk began working for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) as a grant accountant. Throughout seven years at Tri-C, Ms. Ausperk had the opportunity to work in various accounting roles eventually finding her niche as the Budget Director. Continuing her commitment to education, Ms. Ausperk most recently served as the Vice President/Chief Fiscal Officer at Lakeland Community College. Ms. Ausperk was selected for the Mandel Leadership Development Program while at Tri-C and participated in Leadership Lake County while at Lakeland Community College.
Originally from Whidbey Island in Washington State, Ms. Ausperk met her husband in Guam while they both served in the U.S. Navy on the submarine tender USS Frank Cable. Serving as a Gunner's Mate in the Navy allowed her to travel throughout the Eastern Pacific and to fire small and large artillery weapons. In her spare time, Ms. Ausperk enjoys obstacle course racing, coaching soccer and careening across the US in her travel trailer with her husband and two daughters.