A former Calvin Klein executive, LD brings over 20 years of event and business operations experience to LDJ, which has grown to a multi-million dollar operation under her leadership. As chief executive, LD oversees the general strategic direction, complexion and structure of the company.
LD is sought after as a director of fashion, beauty and corporate events and spearheaded the recent transition of WME/IMG Fashion Week in New York City. As a longtime mentor of women and girls, globally, LD’s philanthropic efforts have led to the formation of the Paper Fig Foundation.
A member of the National Association of Female Executives, the Women’s Presidents’ Educational Organization, and the National Association of Professional Women, LD was recently selected “Enterprising Woman of the Year” by Enterprising Women Magazine. She has written multiple articles about growing a business and a foundation for the magazine and recently delivered the keynote speech at their annual conference. Under her leadership LDJ has held a spot on the Women Presidents Organization’s list of the “50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses in North America” for several years.
In addition to her duties at LDJ, Laurie is founder and President of the Board of Directors for the Paper Fig Foundation, which now encompasses all of LDJ’s philanthropic efforts. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Marist College, the Enterprising Women Advisory Board, the Great Lakes Arts Association, and is advisor for CollectiveRW, an arts collaborative in Rwanda.