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On 31 December 2011, Laurence was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Laurence is the author of two novels about the hotel industry – Do Not Disturb (2006) and The Last Resort (2012) – as well as over one hundred professional articles.

  • Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Geller Capital Partners
  • Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Innovative Aged Care
  • Founder of the National Churchill Library and Center in Washington D.C.
  • Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society
  • Chancellor of the University of West London
  • Past Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the British American Business Council
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the International Churchill Society
  • Board Member of Choose Chicago
  • Board Member of Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Board Member of the American Jewish Committee
  • Board Member and Ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America
  • Member of the President’s Council of the Midwest Region of the US Fund for UNICEF
  • President and past Chairman of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association
  • American Ambassador and Fellow to the UK-based Institute of Hospitality