As Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Laura leads Marriott Canada’s Revenue Generation and Sales Strategy focus. She partners with Corporate Marketing, Revenue Management and the Global Sales Organization to bring Marriott’s Sales and Distribution platforms and programs to Marriott’s 270+ Canadian hotels.
With over 30 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, Ontario and a Certificate in Hospitality from George Brown College in Toronto. Laura serves on Industry Advisory Councils for Destination Canada and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) – Ted Rogers School of Hospitality. She is the Chair of the Meetings Mean Business Canada coalition which advocates for the Canadian Business Events Industry. Laura is also a Canadian representative on Marriott International’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.