Laura Marks

Since joining the LBA team as Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Houston North/Shenandoah in March 2015, Laura Marks consistently demonstrated her talent and tenacity. In her role as Regional Director of Sales in July 2023, Laura’s unwavering commitment to meet and exceed the expectations of clients and team members underscores the LBA mission.

 While Laura began her academic journey at a local community college, it’s her breadth of professional experience that makes her a perfect fit for her role at LBA. No stranger to the hospitality industry in the Greater Houston Area, since 2004, Laura has worked with an array of brands, both full service and limited. Her most recent position as Area Director of Sales for a group of Marriott- and Hilton-branded hotels allowed Laura to excel within the sales domain and grow her skill set.

 Recognition for Laura’s dedication and expertise abounds with accolades including serving as a member of LBA’s DOS Advisory Committee Member and LBA Hospitality’s DOS of the Year and various other sales-related awards.

 Laura’s steadfast role model is her brother, Wes Marks, an inspiration since childhood. Currently serving as the COO of an investment firm that partners with family entertainment centers, he’s provided Laura with valuable guidance throughout her career.

 When not striving to be “1% better than the day before,” Laura can be found enjoying her diverse range of hobbies. Whether it’s tackling home improvement projects, walking the dogs or immersing herself in the latest Nintendo Switch game, she finds ways to rejuvenate. Weekends might find Laura cherishing family time, attending concerts, floating the river or unwinding with the latest Netflix releases.


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