Laura Panos Smith is an experienced leader in the hereditary disease and diagnostic oncology space. She is currently Vice President of Commercial Operations at Ambry Genetics where she leads a large team responsible for the implementation of key strategic initiatives for the company, the provision of daily support and education to patients and providers, and marketing and sales support functions. Smith has been with Ambry since 2013 and has held a number of positions, most recently as the National Director of the Genetic Specialist team for three years. Previous to joining the Ambry team, she worked as a Board Certified Genetic Counselor at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center where she lead the initiatives to grow the oncology and cardiology genetics service lines across the healthcare system. Smith graduated with a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and with an MS in Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. An active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, Smith is on the Access & Service Delivery committee, serving as the past chair in 2019.