director of site selection
Really good at: Researching venues and negotiating contracts, relationship-building and leading a team
Known for: Being sporty – I love all sports. I have a big heart and cry at Publix commercials.
Loves: Cheese dip, chips and dip, cookie cake
Guilty as charged: Never getting the punchline of a joke correct or mixing up phrases.
Lauren Andrews joined Meeting Expectations in 2006. She is responsible for researching and contracting venues for clients and meetings of all sizes.
Lauren has worked with diverse market segments including agriculture, education, entertainment/film, finance, food service, franchising, human resources management, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, non-profit, religious, salon/spa and technology, to find their ideal venues.
Lauren serves on the Loews Hotels and Experience Scottsdale Customer Advisory Boards. Previously, she served on the Fort Lauderdale Customer Advisory Board, the Las Vegas Millennial Customer Advisory Board, the San Francisco Self-Contained Advisory Council and Two Roads Hospitality Group Meetings Advisory Council. She worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for three years.
Her commitment to excellence was recognized by Meeting Expectations when she was awarded the Employee of the Year award in 2007. In addition, ConventionSouth magazine designated Lauren as a Meeting Professional to Watch in 2015. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing with a minor in hospitality from Georgia State University.