Laura Diallo-Brown is Amadou Diallo’s Sister, an elected Board Member of the Amadou Diallo Foundation. She’s also a mother of three 15 years old triplet boys. Laura has been working in the hospitality industry for over 12 years on both the supplier and planner sides of the business. Her unique background both on the supplier and planner side gives her a broad knowledge of industry demands. Laura has succeeded in managing events of all sizes from small and large groups to business travel. She’s focused on delivering exceptional value with her contract negotiations skills and ability to problem solve.
Prior to joining the American Express Global Business Travel team, Laura was a Regional Area Director, responsible for selling a portfolio of 20 hotels throughout the Washington DC Market representing some of the industry’s largest and most successful brands, such as Starwood, Hilton and Marriott. She brings her years of experience along with her expertise to assist clients with meeting sourcing and contracting globally. Laura has always been focused on delivering exceptional value for her clients with her contract negotiation skills and ability to problem solve, while partnering closely with the meeting stakeholders to understand their needs and provide value to them. Her attention to detail, drive and work ethic, has earned her many praises from the clients. Laura’s hard work and dedication has contributed to the growth and success of her career at American Express Global Business Travel. Over the past few years, Laura has quickly established herself as a valuable member of the American Express Meetings & Events team and has been an integral part member working on key accounts such as Disney, ESPN & CBS which has earned her has earned her rave reviews for her service.
Since the tragic death of her late brother in 1999, Laura has been an advocate for racial justice. She helps bring awareness of racial injustice issues that still exist today since the passing of her brother. Laura’s personal mission is to uphold her brother’s legacy by inspiring the young generation of dreamers to achieve his dream of going to College. She contributes to the Amadou Diallo Foundation’s events and forums to further the dialogue and create new initiatives to help restore trust in our broken system. Laura never imagined losing a person so near and dear to her heart. She always thought of her brother as her protector, her confident, her advisor but mostly her best friend! Amadou always seemed to have the right words to say and the right wisdom to share solicited or unsolicited. It was the brotherly love that was purely unconditional. As a mother of 3 young boys, Laura recognizes the issues that face our communities are greater than ever. She works tireless alongside her mother, Kadiatou Diallo to keep raising awareness by inspiring positive change and contributing to the cause.