Byrd, Laura Jeanne was born on September 18, 1963 in Atlanta. Daughter of Frank V. and Betty Jeanne (Parham) Byrd.
Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986.
Forecast engineer Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Tucker, Georgia, 1986-1988, systems engineer, since 1988.
Volunteer chairman young careers manager 1988 National Democratic Convention, Atlanta, 1988. President Georgia Technology Junior Pan Hellenic Association, Atlanta, 1981-1982, Georgia Technology Panhellenic Association, Atlanta, 1983-1984. Council member Georgia Technology FASET Orientation Program, 1983-1985.
Member Georgia Technology Institute Alumni Association, Georgia Technology Young Alumni Association (committee of twenty), Ramblin Reck Club (historian Georgia Technology chapter 1983-1986), Electrical Women's Roundtable Atlanta (relations chair 1991-1992), Institute Industrial Engineers, Epsilon Phi (advisor Atlanta chapter 1987-1992), Alpha Chi Omega (Second vice president, others), Beta Club (president 1980-1981), Alpha Gamma Alpha (network chairman Atlanta chapter 1989-1990).