Vice President, Talent & Culture
In her leadership role, Presnol oversees all talent acquisition, training and development across branded hotels, Pivot Hotels & Resorts and Davidson Restaurant Group verticals. With a vast career in hospitality, Laura has a proven record of planning and leading talent strategies in support of its business goals. Most recently, she served as market director of human resources at Marriott International, where she was responsible for talent acquisition, succession/workforce planning, performance management and development for property team members and executives for both Renaissance Hotels and W Hotels brands. Prior to that, she held several leadership positions at White Lodging spanning 17 years. Her career started in operations, where she quickly rose to the role of general manager. The company recognized her passion for talent and team-building and she transitioned into above property Human Resources. During her tenure as senior director of talent acquisition & development at the company, she partnered with senior executives to build a proactive, full cycle talent acquisition infrastructure. Her tenure at White Lodging was preceded by several years overseeing regional operations for Starbucks Coffee Company, where she was consistently recognized as a top performer in the Florida region and Eastern division. Laura holds a B.A. in Hospitality Management & Business Administration from Washington State University.