POSITION: President of Kesselman-Jones Inc.; vice president of education for Meeting Professionals International; board member for Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau.
WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW: “I think this is funny and I’m quite proud: When I didn’t have a job, I took the job as the Easter bunny at the (Coronado) mall. I figured, why not?” Kesselman said. “I thought it was actually pretty funny that they didn’t know that they had a Jewish Easter bunny.”
At the time, Laura Kesselman considered it the worst day of her life.
Move to Europe now, she thought, when I’m right in the middle of high school?
The then-16-year-old Kesselman cried about her family’s relocation plans. She screamed. But she ultimately had no choice but to leave the comfort of her New York hometown after her father, a computer engineer, accepted a Netherlands-based position with NATO.