Lauren serves as the State Director for Apprenti Massachusetts. She has over 13 years of experience spanning local and state government as well as the private and non-profit sectors with a focus especially on business marketing and economic and workforce development. Prior to joining Apprenti, Lauren spearheaded partner programming for HUBweek, the region’s innovation festival, managing collaborative events and initiatives with over 200 companies. While working in local government, Lauren created and led the Business Strategy Unit for the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in the City of Boston. Lauren has an MPA from Northeastern University, and a BA from Providence College. She enjoys running in her spare time, and has completed six marathons.