by PRM Julie Gessner
Meet District Director Laura St. Louis, DTM. As District Director, Laura has a wide range of responsibilities which include overseeing and managing our Districts day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. By dedicating her time and expertise to empowering the Leadership team, Laura creates a positive and nurturing environment where leaders can thrive.
Additionally, Laura’s diverse background with a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), project management, case management, training, public speaking, and event planning make her well suited for this role. Laura’s experience working with minority contractors to help them grow their businesses includes education in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With this added knowledge, she is highly valuable in leading our Toastmasters in creating an inclusive and supportive environment.
Living in Norton Shores, MI with her husband and their two fur babies (Cats) Abbot and Costello. In addition, with five grown children, Laura now has the joy of being a grandmother. Her first Granddaughter will be four in December and her new Granddaughter Alba was just born. Being a grandmother allows Laura to cherish special moments and create lasting memories with her Granddaughters.
In addition to her family, Laura finds fulfillment in her involvement with Toastmasters. Working on various district initiatives allows her to contribute to the growth and development of the organization while connecting with like-minded individuals who share her passion for communication and leadership. It is evident she finds joy in both personal and professional connections, and she values the friendships she has formed through her Toastmasters experiences.