Laura Terrero, CDMP, 38, works in Atlantic City, New Jersey as national sales manager—multicultural at Meet AC. As a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree, Terrero discusses her passion for the events industry.Connect with Terrero on Instagram.
What I do: I’m responsible for selling and promoting all hotel properties in Atlantic City and Atlantic City Convention Center. I have contributed to an increase in multicultural market room nights in the city as well as SMERF events at the convention center.
How I got here: At age 23 in 2003, I started my career in hotel sales at Renaissance Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Jaragua Hotel & Casino. In 2009, I worked at BQ Hotel Santo Domingo, where I was director of sales and marketing. I moved from the Dominican Republic in December 2013 and started working with Meet AC in August 2014.
What I’m working on: I’m working on contracting three social Indian events for the week of July 4 from 2019 to 2021. I just closed Gaufest 2021, a German/Austrian multicultural event, for Harrah’s Atlantic City.
What I do outside of work: I’m a preacher of a Christian Church named Impacto de Dios, so I share my free time between my husband and two children and church. I’m also a chaplain minister and we do a lot of community outreach.