Updated: May 31, 2019
The US Women's Rugby Foundation (USWRF) and Women's Rugby Leadership Council (WRLC) selected five candidates to be considered for the USA Rugby (USAR) Board of Director positions that have been recently vacated. The national governing body is vetting applicants quickly, and thus USWRF and WRLC encourage the rugby community to contact their USAR Congress representatives to endorse these candidates in an attempt to #BalanceTheUSARBoard.
Read more about the candidates here:
Lau discovered rugby while attending the University of Virginia ('01), and after three years with the collegiate powerhouse, graduated to the Washington, D.C., Furies until retirement in 2013. While serving on the Furies' executive board and competing at the Women's Premier League level, she also played all-star ball at the local and territorial championships, volunteer-coached the U.S. Naval Academy women, and served as team manager for the U.S. Women's 7s team at the 2013 World University Games.
Lau earned her degree in commerce, with a concentration in accounting, from UVA in 2001, and got her CPA licenses in D.C., Massachusetts and Virginia. She's a Managing Director, U.S. Risk Management - Independence for KPMG LLP. In that role, she must manage risk, protect and grow KPMG's brand while also achieving its strategic goals. She's responsible for communicating complicated compliance analysis to internal stakeholders and external parties, like the SEC; leading large teams through complex financial statement audits; mentoring and counseling employees toward meeting professional and career goals; and many, many other top-level responsibilities.
In 2016, Lau was recognized with the Chairman's Award for the New England and Upstate New York Business Unit - an accolade that recognizes the strengths of leadership, technical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.