Lauren is the Director of Human Resources at Brown Smith Wallace and leads the Human Resources department.
As Director, Lauren oversees all human resources initiatives. Her areas of specialty include:
- Recruiting and Staffing Strategy
- Professional Development and Performance Management
- Employee Benefits
- Internal Communications and Firm Culture
- Employee Recognition
- Women’s Initiative
Lauren was responsible for constructing and leading the firm’s talent development program Brown Smith Wallace University, which launched in 2013. The University provides employees and clients the development and growth opportunities desired through courses taught by outside and in-house instructors. It also provides credentialed employees with a smooth and efficient means of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) record keeping.
In 2012, under Lauren’s coordination and execution, Brown Smith Wallace launched the Impact Leadership Program, a two-day summer session for accounting students to participate in real-world tax, audit and risk simulations and refine their leadership and professional etiquette skills.
Lauren’s background is diverse and includes experience within many industries including health care, manufacturing and education.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration at Missouri Baptist University. Most recently Lauren received her SHRM-CP certification. She assists in managing the Brown Smith Wallace United Way campaign every year and serves on the Holy Child Catholic School Home and School Board.