Lauren Bourg, DIRECTOR, RESTORE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA COALITION
In 2019, Lauren became the Communications Director for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, which comprises Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Defense Fund, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, and Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. In addition to playing a leadership role in the coalition’s communications, Lauren will also ensure Gulf-wide consistency in communications for Audubon. Before her role as Communications Director, Lauren was Audubon Louisiana’s Communications Manager. In that role, Lauren guided the strategy for all outreach and communication efforts for Audubon Louisiana.
Lauren joined Audubon in 2014 as the Communications Associate for the Restore the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition. Before joining Audubon, Lauren was the External Relations Manager for the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) at Louisiana State University. At SDMI, Lauren was responsible for overseeing the coordination of public relations, marketing, and development for the Institute. She also led the branding and launch of the Center for Business Preparedness, chaired the Food & Agriculture Protection Training Consortium communications committee, and was on the Board of Directors for the International Disaster Conference and Expo. Before SDMI, Lauren worked in the public affairs department for the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, a counter-terrorism research and training academy located on LSU’s campus. Lauren graduated from LSU, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication in 2007. Lauren lives in New Orleans.
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