Lauran Peoples is a firm believer in purpose and provision. She began her hospitality career nearly 20 years ago as a hotel Front Desk Agent and knew immediately that her life’s journey was rooted in service and hospitality. From learning the ropes as a Sales Manager for Marriott International and Hilton Hotels and Resorts, to working as a Marketing Director for a boutique hospitality group, Lauran has always been driven by connecting people and ideas through hospitality. In her current role as Destination Sales Manager for Richmond Region Tourism, Lauran represents the Richmond Region as a distinctive and inclusive meeting and convention destination to planners across the country. She lives in Henrico, Virginia with her senior rescue pups Mayci and Rily.