Managing Director, Chief of Staff
Michelle LaRocca currently serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff for LW Hospitality Advisors and LWHA Asset Management Group. Michelle is based in New York City and consults on projects throughout the country, with a focus on complex and/or resort-style assets, as well as alternative lodging including glamping and camping/RV.
Prior to joining LWHA, Michelle spent three years at Deutsche Bank as an Associate in the Leveraged & Structured Finance group within Credit Risk Management. During undergrad, Michelle gained varied experience in the Hospitality industry through positions in Development, Revenue Management, Event Planning, and Restaurant Operations.
Michelle obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism, graduating with honors and as recipient of the annual Grossinger Leadership Award. Post graduation, Michelle served on the NYU Alumni Board for several years, and as an adjunct faculty member of Hotel Investment & Development.