Lauren Schwartz is an award-winning community relations and nonprofit leader who serves as the Director of Investor Relations for the Colorado Chamber and Executive Director of the Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce (ACCC). Lauren’s role is to ensure that chamber members, including business groups, are fully engaged in the Chamber’s mission to build a healthy business environment for Colorado by sharing their perspectives, priorities and concerns; providing feedback on policies that will affect business in Colorado; and having opportunities to engage with lawmakers and key influencers, ensuring 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 past-president for the Colorado Mountain Club Foundation.

Lauren is happiest when spending time with family and friends and doing just about anything in the great outdoors. She is married with three grown step-kids and a Berne-doodle named Banks. She’s a 14er finisher and an art lover who unabashedly loves to drink wine, eat like a man, 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).