Professional Profile: Laura Gillen 2019

Laura Gillen

Name: Laura Gillen

Title: Town of Hempstead Supervisor

Company: Town of Hempstead

Location: Hempstead, NY

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, NY

Education: Georgetown University, AB; New York University, JD. 

First job: Delivery girl for the New York Daily News

First job in real estate or allied field: Litigator at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Running the largest township in America. I’m planning to get re-elected so I can continue cleaning up corruption and delivering essential services to residents. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Spend time with my family 

Favorite book or author: “A Moveable Feast”

Favorite movie: “A Room with a View” 

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? “High Hopes” by Panic at the Disco

One word to describe your work environment: Challenging 

Rules to live by in business: Be mindful of costs and always be transparent and honest

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Joan of Arc 

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Broadway Actor