Laura is an experienced professional with 16+ years of success leading Facilities Management, Construction Management, and Real Estate initiatives and teams. In her current role as Director, Corporate Facilities for Inspire Brands, she manages Capital initiatives related to the company’s Headquarters and Regional Support Centers from concept (site selection, lease negotiation) to execution (scope development, design, construction). In her previous role as Department Manager, Corporate Asset Management for Mercedes-Benz USA, Laura lead the company’s Facilities Management, Corporate Security, and Environmental Health & Safety teams for all MBUSA’s corporate locations in the U.S. She has unique experience managing high-profile Corporate headquarters, having been responsible for Facilities Management for Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, Invesco’s Global Headquarters in Midtown Atlanta, and the Mercedes-Benz USA Headquarters in Sandy Springs.
Laura is originally from Greenville, SC. She has a BBA in Management from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Building Construction and Integrated Project Delivery Systems from Georgia Tech. She is a LEED Accredited Professional in Operations & Maintenance. Laura is an active member of IFMA Atlanta and has served as the Chair for the Accredited Degree Program Committee for the past 2 years.