Laura Lafayette is the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Association of REALTORS® and the Central Virginia Regional Multiple Listing Service—two organizations that serve the almost 7,000 REALTORS® in Central Virginia. In that capacity, she also serves as the Executive Director of the Association’s nonprofit, the Partnership for Housing Affordability.

Within the broader community, Laura serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Virginia Housing Commission; is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Housing Forward Virginia; is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Maggie L. Walker Community Land Trust; and serves on the Board of the Peter Paul Development Center as well as the Local Advisory Committee of Virginia LISC.

Laura received her BA in Religion from the College of William and Mary and pursued post-graduate work at both Yale Divinity School and the University of Virginia.