Laura CroppedLaura Kesselman loves serving as chief strategist for her clients, mentoring her staff and managing business operations.

Her passion and commitment is evident in every aspect of Kesselman-Jones, Inc., the conference management company she formed in 1992, and her newest venture, Dotted i Productions. Although both companies provide similar services, Kesselman-Jones targets its work to human services projects, echoing Laura’s personal involvement in her community.

Deemed a “Women of Influence” by the New Mexico Business Weekly, she guided her team to become one of the smallest firms to be recognized as a New Mexico Quality Awards Piñon recipient. Laura is a role model for small business owners, and professionals in the conference and events management industry.

Laura serves on the boards of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce and is the current president of the New Mexico Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI-NM).

Her work in public relations and marketing has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America and the New Mexico Advertising Federation, including the Federation’s coveted “Marketer of the Year” award.

While earning a BS degree in advertising from Syracuse University, Laura studied in London and Munich. Her career includes experience in the public relations, entertainment and interior design industries. In 2015 Laura earned the prestigious Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) from Meeting Professionals International.

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