Laura Lea Palmer began her career in Economic Development in 2011. She is currently the Deputy Director for Conroe Economic Development Council. In this role Laura Lea is responsible for recruiting new business to the greater Conroe area and marketing the City and its assets to national and international prospects.
She graduated from The University of Mississippi with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She continued her professional education by graduating from University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, and is a Certified Economic Developer. She has also obtained her Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator certification through the Business Retention Expansion International organization.
Laura Lea currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA), the development committee and the marketing committee. Laura Lea also serves on The Leadership Montgomery County Board of Directors. She has served in many roles including President for the Executive Women’s Alliance (EWA). She is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County (CREAM), and Leadership Montgomery County Alumni Association (class of 2012). She serves on many committees throughout the community including the planning committee for the Women Who Rock Luncheon and multiple other United Way committees. She has served in the past on many other volunteer boards and committees including Interfaith’s Five Who Share Luncheon and the Business Retention and Expansion committees at the Greater Houston Partnership.
Laura Lea and her husband Anthony live in The Woodlands and are the proud parents of their daughters Grayson and Emerson.