Lauren Bowles

Director of Communications

Working with talented, like-minded people who share the same passion and values as you is truly a blessing.

Leading a brand’s communication strategy is a lot easier when you believe in what your company stands for — it’s even better when you love the people you work with. As Director of Communications, Lauren manages all aspects of McKibbon’s corporate marketing and public relations efforts, ensuring that everything we put out into the world, from our website to our client communications to our internal messaging, reflects our mission and core values. She helps keep McKibbon at the forefront of potential clients’, partners’, and our associates' minds, collaborating closely with leadership and department leads on a daily basis to keep all the many different parts connected.

For this energetic mom of two young girls, leading by example is paramount. Lauren gives thanks every single day that she’s part of a company that believes in paying it forward, whether it’s through community service, unparalleled guest service, or just being a good colleague and friend. She aims to teach her daughters that true hospitality extends far beyond their guests and clients, which is why she regularly volunteers for Trinity Café and other non-profit organizations. Lauren loves traveling, being on the water, and making someone laugh when they need it most. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of Florida and enjoys following the Gators each football season.

Experience

McKibbon Hospitality, 2014-Present

  • Director of Communications

Visit Tampa Bay, 2007-2014

  • Marketing Sales & Solutions Manager
  • Partnership Sales Manager

Yacht Starship Cruises, 2005-2007

  • Sales Manager

Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2004-2005

  • Leisure Sales Representative

Awards

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Up & Comer Finalist, 2011

Affiliations

  • Forbes Communications Council

Phone(813) 241-2399

Emaillauren.bowles@mckibbon.com

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