Laura Mcdonald

SVP, Chief Mortage and Real Estate Officer at Protective Insurance

Laura McDonald is Senior Vice President, Chief Mortgage and Real Estate Officer. She is responsible for Protective’s entire commercial mortgage loan and real estate portfolio and building and managing Protective’s Senior Housing Commercial Mortgage Loan portfolio. She joined Protective Life in 2013 and has over 24 years of Seniors Housing lending experience. Previously, she worked for Capmark Finance (formerly known as GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation) assuming a Co-Management role of the Seniors Housing and Healthcare Finance Unit and its $1.3 billion on balance sheet portfolio. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the UAB O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center (2019 and 2020 Corporate Fundraising Chair) and on the Beyond Blue 2020 Host Committee benefitting the Mike Slive Foundation. She is also a member of Leadership Birmingham (Class of 2019) and is a current member of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Central Alabama. Laura earned a B.S. degree in accounting from The University of Alabama. She is also a Certified Public Accountant – State of Alabama (inactive).


  • SVP, Chief Mortage and Real Estate Officer

    Current role

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