As the Manager of the Cooperative Trust, Lauren leads and empowers a growing community of young advocates for credit unions and cooperative finance. As the Trust continues to mature, Lauren focuses her energy facilitating young adult disruption in the cooperative financial industry in a way that invites credit union lovers of all ages to join in. A Gen Y-er herself, Lauren loves talking about Millennials, the changes they are driving in our workplace, and how to reach them.
In 2016, Lauren crashed the CUNA G.A.C., which jumpstarted her love for credit unions. Eager to get involved in shaping the future of cooperative finance, Lauren became a member of the Filene i3 Class of 2018.
Prior to her role at Filene, Lauren spent five years at True North FCU in Juneau. Most recently, Lauren worked in business lending focusing on developing community relationships and meeting the needs of small business owners while driving efficiency and accuracy in the back-office. Lauren was a founding member and past-president of the Juneau Rotaract Club, a young adult service organization, where she honed her ability to bring strategic visions to life.
Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska Southeast with her Bachelors of Business Administration and Management and received the Bob Ellis Award for Outstanding Graduate in Management.
Espresso is unquestionably the way to Lauren’s heart. When she’s not working or drinking coffee, Lauren spends her time running 5ks, reading good books, hiking new trails, and re-watching Friends marathons.