Leroy Dixon - Company President
Leroy began a career in retail management with Montgomery Ward & Company in 1978 and held various management positions within the company including that of Store Operations Manager. At that time, at 23 years of age, Leroy was one of the youngest Operating Managers in the history of the company with total responsibilities for a 20 million dollar operation that employed a staff of 450. Leroy transitioned to the rental segment of the retail business in 1987 after being recruited by The Stanley Works of New Britain Connecticut. Employed by The Stanley Works, Leroy originally served as the store manager of the same Baltimore operation that is now owned and operated by Leroy Dixon Enterprises, Inc., before several promotions, ending with his serving as the regional manager of the Taylor Rental/Party Plus stores for Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Leroy holds an Associate of Arts Degree from the Community Colleges of Baltimore County.
Lauri Dixon - Company Vice President & General Manager
Lauri began her career in the Restaurant and Hospitality industry in 1980 at a local restaurant in Houston, Texas. Beginning at the age of 16, with the expectation of a summer job, she discovered her love for the Hospitality Industry, mastering all facets of the “front of the house” while training in the “back of the house” areas. Lauri subsequently entered the hotel segment of the industry, working for The Westin Hotels in Houston. During her tenure at the Westin, she worked in multiple Food and Beverage outlets located in two properties in the Galleria Mall. Upon relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, Lauri joined the team at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, where she worked in their Food and Beverage Outlets. After 2 years, she joined a start up Inner Harbor hotel property, Harrison’s Pier 5, charged with assisting in the complete set up of the company, including interior decor, staff training, and managing multiple Food and Beverage Outlets. Lauri then rejoined the Sheraton Hotel chain at their Towson property, being recruited to manage the Restaurant and Room Service departments, as well as coordinating large scale holiday events. Using the planning and coordination of events as a springboard, Lauri joined the staff of the Harbor View Marina & Yacht Club as the Director of Catering to manage and oversee their operations. During her 5 year tenure at Harbor View, Lauri and her staff took a brand new, not yet heard of venue and made it the most sought after banquet and event spaces at The Inner Harbor. Lauri was so successful that she began to rent tents for the outdoor lawn to allow for events when the indoor space was booked. As a customer of Party Plus, it was evident to
our Company President that Lauri shared the same goals and enthusiasm of meeting the needs of a customer to provide a perfect event. After being recruited 13 years ago to initially manage the sales department, Lauri has grown to manage not only the sales department, but the day to day operation of the entire store, allowing our President time to devote to large scale events such as college commencements, etc.
Meghan - Administrative Assistant to our Special Events Team
Meghan is excited to join our team as an Administrative Assistant to our Special Events Team! This means she will be working with you and helping make magical moments! Prior to joining Party Plus, Meghan enjoyed being a manager at Starbucks for almost 5 years! Prior to that she was an Administrative Assistant at a car dealership in Towson! You could say customer service is in her blood!
In her spare time you can find Meghan in the kitchen, baking all kinds of treats or confections. When not in the kitchen, you fill find her enjoying time with her boyfriend and two golden retrievers!
I am a Special Event Rental Coordinator passionate about creating Happiness and making your special event unforgettable! Born & raised in New Jersey but relocated to Maryland to join the Party Plus Team!
When she isn’t working, you’ll find Lacey cuddling her puppy Zola & boyfriend Matt, adventuring in nature, and Fan-Girling over the Goo-Goo Dolls!
Caree Jackson - Customer Service
Loving Wife of 20 years and Mother of 2. Born and Raised in Pasadena Maryland where I still reside close to my Church and Family which means the world to me. Worked in Customer service/sales for over 20 years. First with PetSmart Corporation starting out as a trainer and groomer. Moving on ran my own successful business for many
years doing Dog Walking and Vacation care. Relocation brought me back MD to Work with Limited Brands in Management in Sales and Marketing prior to my current home here at Party Plus.