Laura Fastie-Grapshi grew up in Massachusetts and attended Gordon College where she earned a B.A. in political sciences.
In 1983, she joined American Airlines, where she would spend the next thirteen years of her career. In 1997, she accepted a position at American Express as the director of supplier management and procurement in global supplier relations for American Express Travel. Her exceptional leadership and management skills have been recognized through various leadership awards.
Ms. Fastie-Grapshi is actively involved in a number of community organizations and charity efforts. She was involved as panel speaker during Homecoming 2011, and also played a major role in raising funds for her class bench project. Her enthusiasm for the College has led most recently to her current Board involvement.
Ms. Fastie-Grapshi currently resides in Bedford, Texas, with her husband Reuf and daughter Margo.