Market Development and Green Team Leader
DIRTT Environmental Solutions – Savannah, Georgia
Laura Lee Bocade is a Market Development and Green Team Leader for DIRTT Environmental Solutions, a Calgary-based manufacturer of prefabricated, sustainable interior construction solutions, representing DIRTT in the Savannah and Coastal Georgia regions. Laura Lee’s mission is to develop and build local, state and regional community partnerships and to ‘spread DIRTT’ - central to DIRTT’s progressive approach to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, disruptive innovation and grass-roots philanthropy.
Laura Lee graduated with a B.A. in Journalism from Central Michigan University and has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management. Laura Lee worked in Real Estate Development for years as Director of Operations for Medallist Developments’ Savannah Quarters, worked for the President of The Coastal Bank and as Chief Operating Officer for Innovations in Contemporary Furniture in Atlanta. Laura Lee’s ‘first career’ in fashion, based in New York City, was spent travelling each year throughout Europe, the Far East, Mexico, India and to many other international locations sourcing materials and negotiating production for multiple brand-name designers.
Laura Lee is a member of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers, The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, Women in Manufacturing (WiM), the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) as the 2018-2019 Chapter President, World Trade Center Savannah and is on the Advisory Council of the Savannah Economic Development Authority. She serves as President of the board of Mountainfilm Savannah, is co-licensee and board member of TEDx Savannah, a member of Metropolitan Savannah Rotary, is on Savannah Technical College’s Community Council and is a long-time member of the Jenkins High School of Engineering Business and Education Advisory Board.
Laura Lee was awarded a STEP Award by the National Association of Manufacturer’s ‘Women in Manufacturing’ (WiM) Institute in 2015 and was honored to deliver the 2015 Georgia Southwestern University Commencement address. She has championed DIRTT to win numerous awards and accolades, most recently the 2018 World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award, the International Georgia Business of the Year Award for Medium Company in 2016 and the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year for Small Business Award in 2013.
Ms. Bocade resides in Savanah, Georgia with her rescue dogs Jesse and Allie, loves riding her Harley Davidson Fatboy named Bandit, biking (with pedals), reading, traveling, the beach and being an engaged and contributing member of the Savannah community.