Laurie Woliung, Sr. Design Director leads the Architecture and Interior Design team for the Marriott Distinctive Brands inclusive of AC, Aloft, Element and Moxy Brands. Previously Laurie led the internal team for Interior Design and Architecture and provided oversight to the design team in full service hospitality renovation assignments for custom interiors within a solid pipeline of sustainable projects. Directing the program focused on educating and influencing customers on hotel brand product, partnered with Brand to deliver design solutions that impart design strategy. Laurie brings in excess of 30 years of design experience to her position. Prior to Marriott she held the position of Director of Hospitality Interior Design at BBGM Washington, DC, Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships for Choice Hotels, and previously with Marriott as the Interior Design Manager for Renaissance Hotels. Earlier in her career Laurie owned her own design and construction firm supporting 35 design and production professionals and also taught Interior Design at the college level for ten years. Her design expertise has contributed to the success of several projects including her involvement with Brand initiatives – The Marriott M Club Lounge and the Marriott Guestroom Design Strategy/MC2 – reimaging the Marriott Brand in the spirit of Marriott Modern.