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Lauren Schadt Baker

Vice Chair
First Lady of Massachusetts

Lauren Baker currently serves as the First Lady of Massachusetts alongside her husband, Governor Charlie Baker. As First Lady, Lauren works to improve the lives of the children of Massachusetts, focusing in particular on the children served by our Department of Children and Families.

Lauren is a veteran of the advertising world in both New York and Boston where she led and managed the development of brand campaigns for consumer products, technology companies and non-profit organizations. Today, Lauren works as a marketing communications consultant, building brand strategies for independent schools with The Baker Group. Her continued passion for service and social responsibility is evident through her current work to increase awareness and raise funds for a number of causes. Lauren actively serves on the Regional Board of Directors for American Red Cross of Massachusetts and is a founding member of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders. She served for several years on the Board of Trustees and as a volunteer at Marian Court College, a small, private college that catered to first generation students from low-income families. Lauren also serves on the Phoenix Charter Academy Foundation Board which provides private funding to support the programs of The Phoenix Academy Charter Schools serving at-risk teens.

Lauren holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She enjoys fitness, is a certified kickboxing instructor and wishes she could ski more often. Above all else, Lauren’s proudest accomplishment is being the mother of three amazing adult children.