Laurie champions the growth of IHG’s mainstream brands in the Mountain West region of the United States. With 18 years of hospitality development, marketing, and sales experience, she has held leadership positions with AmericInn, Copper Hospitality, North Central Group, and The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, where she opened the property as its Director of Sales. Prior to working in the hotel industry, Laurie elevated through account management and sales positions at US Airways. A resident of the Grand Canyon State, Laurie earned a BS in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University. Away from work, she spends time hiking, cooking, shooting, traveling, and throwing the ball with her Border Collie, Rocky.