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Teri Laursen

Teri Laursen has over twenty-five years experience in the tourism hospitality industry. She recently joined the team of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) representing Southern Nevada to tourism industry professionals.

She spent the last eight years as regional tourism director for Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas which included tourism marketing for Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Santa Fe and Niagara Falls, NY before assuming her position with NCOT.

Additionally, she was responsible for the marketing and community relations efforts for Ocean Spray’s visitor center; tourism sales for the City of Henderson; and, town-wide events for Laughlin.

Her experience in the tourism industry resulted in a position on the Advisory Committee of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Chair of the Las Vegas Territory, a position she held for fifteen years. She is also a member of Destination Services Association, LVMA, NBPAB and the Las Vegas Hospitality Association. In 2004, she was honored with a statewide award by the Nevada Commission on Tourism for her contributions to the tourism industry. In 2006, Mayor Oscar Goodman also recognized Teri by naming August 25th as “Teri Laursen Day”.

She holds a masters degree in organizational management and a certification as a business coach and instructor. In addition to numerous industry boards and associations, she is active in her community having served as Vice President of Philanthropy for the local chapter of National Charity League.

To contact Teri email her at and she will be happy to assist you with your Las Vegas and Southern Nevada travel questions.

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