Laurel Isbister excels in change-management and strategy for nonprofits and small businesses. Originally from North Carolina, she is a former Fulbright Scholar and completed a master’s degree at UCLA. She served in leadership roles for the Greater Belhaven Foundation, the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and the D. L. Dykes Jr. Foundation. Laurel’s experience working in the nonprofit world focuses on communications, finance, partnership building and long-range planning. In 2016 Laurel was named a “Top 50 Businesswoman” by the Mississippi Business Journal.