Laura E. FitzRandolph
Laura E. FitzRandolph is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for global restaurateur HMSHost, a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. Laura is responsible for overseeing all HR functions including associate and labor relations, talent acquisition and development, and total rewards for HMSHost associates across North America.
Laura joined HMSHost from global hotel management company Interstate Hotels & Resorts, where she was most recently EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer. Laura joined Interstate in 2006 and held roles focusing on talent acquisition, development and learning, compensation and benefits, associate and labor relations, and employment legal matters.
Prior to joining Interstate, Laura was Counsel in the labor and employment group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Laura is a former Deputy Director of Correspondence in the White House Office of Scheduling and Advance, and served on the staff of United States Senator Alan Cranston.
Laura holds a B.A. in Political Science and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkley, and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. She is a thought-leading contributor to industry publications and an active speaker at conferences including Georgetown Lodging Summit, HR in Hospitality, the American Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), and the National Restaurant Association.