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Laura Presnol is the senior director of talent acquisition at White Lodging, headquartered in Merrillville. Although she is one of the top managers at the company that operates 170 hotels,…


Laura Presnol is the senior director of talent acquisition at White Lodging, headquartered in Merrillville. Although she is one of the top managers at the company that operates 170 hotels, her career in hospitality started when she took a front desk job at a hotel owned by another company while in college.

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White Lodging, established in 1985, is one of the leading hotel ownership, development, and management companies in America. An innovative trendsetter, the organization’s portfolio includes convention, urban lifestyle, and suburban hotels with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. White Lodging operates 90 premiere hotels, 30 restaurants/bars and 26 brands — including Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, and InterContinental Hotel Group and its own Collection of Luxury Ranches. White Lodging is one of the most active developers in the US with over 18 projects currently in development. Success knows no boundaries at White Lodging, where associates and leadership have consistently earned industry leading guest satisfaction scores, market share and profit margins while recruiting and retaining the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades.