Laura Schwab was born and raised in Louisville and is an alumna of the University of Kentucky. Schwab is the first female president of Aston Martin worldwide. The venerable British company, which is most famous for providing James Bond his cars, is in the midst of working to expand its market share through an ambitious international growth plan. Schwab is primarily charged with promoting, marketing, sales and service for the company in the United States, Mexico, Canada and South America. It’s a big job, but Schwab loves big jobs and credits her childhood in Kentucky for her unbeatable combination of cutting ambition self-deprecating charm.