Lauren Schwartz is an award-winning community relations and nonprofit leader who serves as the Director of Investor Relations for the Colorado Chamber. She focuses on member engagement, retention and growth by ensuring that members receive timely information on policy that will affect their business; that business leaders have the opportunity to engage with lawmakers and influencers; and that the voice of the business community is heard at both the state capitol and the federal level.
Outside of work, Lauren volunteers her time with organizations that have special meaning to her. She is past president of the board of directors for the Susan G. Komen Colorado breast cancer foundation, and currently serves on the board of the Bird’s Eye View Project–an organization that raises money to serve veterans and first responders through extreme sports. She is vice president for the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation and a charter member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver LILY (Ladies in Leadership for Youth) program which engages women in philanthropy and encourages girls and youth to pursue leadership roles in their school, professional, civic and community lives.
Lauren is happiest when spending time with family and friends and doing just about anything in the great outdoors. On weekends she can be found in the mountains with her husband and step-kids screaming down the slopes at Breckenridge or hitting the trails in the summer. She has summited some big peaks in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon, as well as 54 of Colorado’s 58 peaks over 14,000 feet. She eats like a man, and she unabashedly loves to drink wine and laugh out loud as much as possible.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (BA/BFA) and the University of Denver (MA).