Laura Rasmussen has joined the Tourism Department as public and industry relations coordinator. In this role, she will be working to get information about department efforts and the destination positive media coverage, and also working with industry partners from around the state to collect newsworthy information and make sure they are informed about department efforts that will best benefit them.

A New Mexico native, Laura recently relocated back to the state from Dallas, where she worked doing communications and social media for the Big 12 Conference.

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