Principal & Founder | CAE | CMP
Lauren is experienced in many facets of business event strategy, including strategic planning, branding, marketing and managing large-scale global conventions and expositions. Her work at the International Council of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Otolaryngology was global and diverse.
A committed volunteer, she has served on the PCMA Board of Directors, was a founding member of the Capital Chapter where she served as President, and is a member of the PCMA Foundation’s “Legacy Society”. Lauren has served on industry advisory boards, taught at a community college and considers herself a lifelong learner, having earned her CAE (Certified Association Executive) certification in 2017, a Master’s in Tourism Administration from George Washington University in 2008 and her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation. She received facilitator training from MAFN, the Mid-Atlantic Facilitator’s Network and has facilitated focus groups and board meetings for clients.
She was recently named by PCMA as a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awardee as the visionary educator.
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Association Executive (CAE), Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA);
American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
EDUCATION: M.A. in Tourism Administration, George Washington University