Laurie Farquhar

Chief Strategy Officer

Laurie is the Chief Strategy Officer at the National Christian Foundation South Florida where she sees hearts and lives changed every day through the joy of generosity. A member of the South Florida Executive Team, Laurie leads the staff dedicated to offering creative solutions and tax-smart strategies across all the regions in Southeast and Southwest Florida. Her team helps people give more efficiently and make the biggest possible impact in the areas of their greatest passion.

Laurie has a 20+ year track record in the corporate world as a former American Express executive and CPA with Deloitte. Prior to joining NCF South Florida, Laurie was head of American Express Consumer Travel, a $3.6B division with over 2000 people focused on delivering frontline sales and excellent service to Platinum and Centurion customers. In this role, Laurie explored her personal passion for travel and fell in love with Cambodia, its people and the Sala Bai Hotel School. In 2014, Laurie co-founded Support Sala Bai, an innovative community taking a stand against human trafficking through education and employment in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Laurie also serves on the Board of the National Christian Foundation South Florida, Sheridan House Family Ministries and is the Treasurer of StrikeForce 421, the first women’s giving circle in South Florida.  She is the proud mom of two sons, loves to travel, go on missions and serve others in need around the world.