Laurie is responsible for business development, sales, and account management in Arlington and Alexandria. Most recently, Laurie was the Director of Business Development for The History Factory, a public relations firm that specializes in preserving and promoting company history and culture for its’ clients. Laurie developed new products and strategies to increase retention rates and was responsible for winning new business with Fortune 500 companies. Laurie also spent two years as Director of Sales for the Arlington Group, where she sold grant management software to foundations. Earlier in her career, Laurie opened and managed her own successful optical store in Washington, DC. She has been active with local school and community organizations, including ‘Food for All DC’. Laurie has a BS in Economics from George Washington University.