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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 Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is today one of America’s largest and fastest growing hotel ownership, development, and management companies. An innovative trendsetter with high-performing convention and lifestyle hotels in its portfolio, White Lodging boasts more than 165-premium hotels, 30 restaurants and 30 brands — including Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, and InterContinental Hotel Group — in 19 states across the U.S. Success Knows No Boundaries at White Lodging, which has consistently earned superior guest satisfaction scores, higher market share and greater profit margins while recruiting the best, brightest, and most passionate professionals in every discipline for three decades.