Lauren Simpson

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Lauren C. Simpson is an award-winning public relations and communications professional, currently serving as the Public Affairs Officer for Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services at the Consulate General of Canada in Denver,CO. She is the lead speechwriter, content developer and media relations contact for Canada in the U.S. Mountain West states, covering Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. She is also Canada’s diplomacy officer for the states of Kansas and Wyoming and a foreign policy officer for issues ranging from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD.)

Prior to joining Global Affairs Canada, Lauren worked as a public relations specialist for a mix of private and nonprofit sector firms, most notably COHN Marketing, Ogilvy Public Relations and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Her industry experience covers a broad range, including international trade, tourism and hospitality, sustainability and clean tech, education, literature, real estate, and healthcare.

Lauren earned her undergraduate degree with honors at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree in international relations from Catholic University. During her education, she gained relevant experience interning at the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations and at the United Nations.