Laura
L’Esperance

Chief Brand and Communications Officer

Detroit, MI

Most rewarding thing about working here.

The friendships forged through sweaty service projects, late night gab sessions, wasting time at airport bars and lots of hard work to better serve veterans and communities.

Job prior to The Mission Continues

What is a hidden gem in your hometown?

It’s not really “hidden” but I take a lot of out-of-towners to Green Dot Stables. It’s a former OTB bar that now serves a vast array of sliders. There really is something for everyone. Especially if you like watching tapes of harness racing from the 1980s and knotty-pine paneling.

If you dined w/anyone, who would it be?

As a young child, I did every book report they’d let me on either Eleanor Roosevelt, Wilma Rudolph or Janis Joplin, so that would be a cool conversation.

What was your first concert?

Prince at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor for the 1999 tour. Epic.

What is your hometown?

Motown! (Detroit, Michigan)

What is your favorite food(s) or meal?

Sushi…or tacos…so..fish tacos?

What is one item on your bucket list?

Going to either the Olympics or a World Cup.