Lauren works with ABA members to effectively communicate the baking industry’s policy positions to Congress, the administration, and federal agencies, ensuring ABA's voice is heard. Lauren reviews regulations and legislation that could have an impact on the baking industry and aligns with the government relations team to drive timely, clear information to ABA Members and government entities.
Additionally, Lauren directs ABA’s federal grassroots activities, enabling Members with tools to effectively communicate with lawmakers. She serves as ABA’s staff liaison to the Human Resources and Safety Professionals Group as well as the Logistics Professional Group.
Before joining ABA, Lauren was a Professional Staff Member for the Committee on Education and Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives. In that position, Lauren was the lead policy staffer on workplace safety issues along with other workforce policy issues. Prior to working on the Hill, Lauren served as Manager of Labor and Employment Policy for Associated Builders and Contractors. In this role, Lauren tracked, monitored, analyzed, and responded to federal regulations.
Lauren graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and minors in nonprofit studies and religion.
Lauren’s Expertise, Roles and Responsibilities
Human Resources & Safety Professionals Group
Logistics Professionals Group
Tracks Legislation and Regulations Impacting the Baking Industry
Advocates for the Baking Industry
Assists ABA Members with Compliance
Favorite Baked Good
Lauren loves all baked goods but will never say no to a chocolate chip cookie.