This week’s team spotlight shines on our Programs Coordinator, Lauren Como. Since beginning her new role in March, Lauren has leveraged her interest in people and events by enhancing a few of Partnership Gwinnett’s signature programs. We hope you enjoy getting to know Lauren a little more:

Describe your role at Partnership Gwinnett (PG).

As the programs coordinator for Partnership Gwinnett, I help plan and manage more than 50 events and programs per year. Daily, I coordinate event logistics including sponsorships, registrations and additional program details, while ensuring that our programs are effective and efficient.

Tell us a little bit more about your background.

I was born in West Palm Beach, Florida, but have spent most of my life in Lawrenceville where I graduated from Mountain View High School. I began my professional career as a resource and marketing specialist for the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources. Before joining the Partnership Gwinnett team, I worked for the Georgia Aquarium in human resources & training. During my time with the aquarium, I on-boarded more than 250 new team members per year and created a professional development curriculum. In 2015, I earned a bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College. Lastly, I’m a proud member of a large Italian family and have two dogs, a seven-year-old Maltese named Sammie and an eight-month-old lab mix named Harley.

What’s your favorite part about working at Partnership Gwinnett?

My favorite part about working at PG is the amazing team we have. Our team is so passionate about bringing success to Gwinnett and how much positive impact we bring.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Gwinnett?

Local Republic & Strange Taco Bar (Especially on $2 Taco Tuesdays!)

What’s your favorite activity in Gwinnett?

Cheering on the Gwinnett Stripers and Atlanta United 2 games and spending time with friends at Slow Pour Brewing Company.

Who or what inspires you to do what you do at PG?

What inspires me is knowing that I’m making my community better.

What new initiatives are you working on?

I’m currently working to streamline our programs more and I’ll be spearheading an investor relations program that we will launch in 2019.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I love saltwater fishing! My most recent catches include Kingfish, Bonito and Grouper.