Lauren Louison Grogan President, MassINC Publisher, CommonWealth

Lauren Louison Grogan became the President of MassINC and Publisher of CommonWealth in June 2018.  She joined MassINC in 2010 as vice president of strategy and development and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Lauren has over thirty years’ experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors helping organizations meet their strategic business, revenue, advocacy and communications goals.

Prior to joining MassINC, Lauren was a senior vice president at Solomon McCown & Company, where she founded and led the public affairs practice, serving local and national clients including New Profit, Inc., the Robert Wood Johnson  Foundation, Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.  She had previously led the national, urban-policy think tank, CEO’s for Cities.

Lauren’s passion for politics and public policy began when she started her career working for Boston Mayor Kevin White. She lives in Boston with her husband Paul, and Labrador retriever, Woodrow. Her son, Zachary Louison, lives in the great state of Maine where Lauren attained her BA from Colby College.

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