I Am Wilshire: Laura Cordell

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Uncategorized

Hometown: Fort Worth;
Present City: Dallas;
Education: B.S., Texas Tech University; M.B.A., The University of Texas at Arlington;
Profession: Director, Market Access, Sanofi Vaccines;

Tell us about your family.
I am a VERY proud solo mom of Barron, who is two years old.

How about your work or volunteer life?
I have been with Sanofi Vaccines for over 20 years in multiple roles including in sales and sales leadership. I have relocated several times for my company, most recently moving from Chicago back to Dallas in 2018. I am so happy to be back in Texas close to my family. My family is a tremendous support system, especially my mom!

What are your favorite places to travel?
I have traveled to over 20 countries. Most recently Barron and I traveled to Australia to celebrate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I LOVE to travel, and I am so excited to show Barron the world. I was also just selected to attend the Olympic games in Paris in August 2024.

Where are you engaged at Wilshire?
I am in the Labyrinth Sunday School Class. My son attends ECLC and I am a member of MOPS. I am excited to get more involved!

What has surprised you most about Wilshire?
I continue to be amazed and thrilled with the intentional and thoughtful focus and action on diversity and inclusion. I am so proud to be part of the Wilshire family, and it makes my heart so happy that my son sees people who look like him within our church family.

What do you think God is up to in your life right now?
Incredible things! God has trusted me as a mommy to the most precious little boy and has guided me to believe and have the confidence that I can raise my son as a solo mom. And God continues to provide amazing means of support to include my career (which I love), my family and my community support. (Thank you, Wilshire!)

Tell us about your faith journey.
I was raised in a Baptist church with my three brothers. I came to accept the Lord at a very young age. Over the years my faith has remained strong and certainly helped me navigate many tough and challenging situations. I always feel recentered and refreshed, ready to tackle the week after Sundays at Wilshire.

*If you are interested in being featured in an upcoming I Am Wilshire feature, contact Carolyn Murray (cmurray@wilshirebc.org)