Audra Tuskes is Vice President and Creative Director at Lightstone, where she heads the design and brand experience for Lightstone’s emergent stateside development of Marriott’s micro-format brand, Moxy. Previously, Tuskes led all design-related aspects for Commune Hotels and Resorts and the company’s growing portfolio of 50 hotels, including Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre, tommie (from inception to realization) and the conceptual development of a new 5-star brand collection. Ms. Tuskes’ past positions include Director of Design for Starwood Hotels, and Professor of Interior Design at Pratt Institute. Her expertise in the architectural, hospitality and residential development sectors brings a creative edge to Lightstone’s top-branded products, across all sectors. Tuskes also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Hospitality Design Magazine. Tuskes holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.