As Regional Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Laura leads Marriott Hotels of Canada’s Revenue Generation and Sales Strategy. She partners with Corporate Marketing, Revenue Management and Global Sales to bring Marriott’s Sales and Marketing platforms and programs to Marriott’s 250 Canadian hotels.
With over 27 years of hospitality experience, Laura spent 12 years in rapidly progressive leadership positions at Delta Hotels and Resorts until Marriott’s acquisition of Delta in 2015. In 2017 Laura led the transformation of the Marriott sales organization in Canada, integrating Delta Hotels and Starwood Hotels with Marriott’s portfolio of hotels.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from McMaster University in Hamilton and a Certificate in Hospitality from George Brown College in Toronto. Supporting women at all levels of their hospitality careers is of tremendous importance to Laura, having cofounded Marriott’s Women Supporting Women executive networking group in 2017. Additionally, Laura co-chairs Marriott’s Diversity and Inclusion Council in Canada and is a member of Marriott Americas Leadership Advisory Council. Laura serves on Industry Advisory Councils for Ryerson University – Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Destination Canada and she is the Vice Chair for the Meetings Mean Business Coalition for Canada.