Lauren E. Weddell CPA

Lauren has been with the firm since 2004 and has experience servicing a variety of clients in the not-for-profit, education, manufacturing, construction and professional services industries, including publicly traded companies.  She also has significant experience in auditing employee benefit plans.

Lauren is responsible for the management and coordination of selected audits, as well as the delivery of the firm’s accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory services to her client base.  These responsibilities require an extensive knowledge of financial reporting requirements and operational and organizational concerns of the entities served.


B.S.B.A. - Accounting, University of Pittsburgh

Professional and Community Involvement

Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants

Member—Board of Directors, Manchester Bidwell Corporation

Member—Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh

Leadership Development Initiative XXIII Graduate

Member—Schneider Downs Not-for-Profit Focus Group

Member – SEC Industry Group

Member – Assurance Technical Advisory Committee

Do you have a hobby/personal passion?  

What was your childhood dream?  
To become a veterinarian

People would be surprised to know that I…  
have run a full marathon and completed a Tough Mudder

What is the best or most interesting thing about your career?  
There is never a dull moment.

What was your first job?  
Planting and picking vegetables in the fields at a local farm and greenhouse.

Do you have a “motto”? (spoken or unspoken)  
“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”  Maya Angelou

When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?  
Hiking with my husband and our two dogs.

Lauren E. Weddell  CPA

our thoughts on

Estates and Trusts Tax Update - November 2021
International Fraud Awareness Week 2021
Tax Reform 2021 - Build Back Better: Proposed Changes to Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction
Proposed Legislation Targets Estate and Gift Tax Planning
IRS Provides Taxpayer-Friendly Guidance for the Employee Retention Credit
big problem:
Let’s discuss opportunities to reduce your company’s tax burden. Email me directly here.
big thinking:
The tax implications of overseas valuations.

Shareholder Mary Richter has more than 20 years of public accounting experience since joining Schneider Downs in 2002. She has expertise with domestic and international tax planning, state tax nexus, tax credits, accounting for income taxes, and specific transaction planning and implementation.

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