Lauren Stewart
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Director, Programming, Special Events

Lauren Stewart

Stewart Media

Lauren Stewart is the CEO and founder of Stewart Media, a full-service boutique PR and communications firm that specializes in elevating emerging brands and positioning established brands in the marketplace. Prior to founding Stewart Media in 2019, Stewart served as the Development and Alumni Relations Manager for the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences (2017 – 2018) and as the Assistant Director for Development, Alumni Relations and Communications for the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture (2011- 2017). In these roles, Stewart was responsible for the branding, public relations, communications, special events, alumni relations, major gift and annual fundraising strategies. Stewart holds a M.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University in strategic public relations and a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude), also from VCU, in mass communications. She is the recipient of the coveted Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award— the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication— for highest class ranking, as well as the VCU School of Mass Communications Top Scholar Award for earning a cumulative 4.0 GPA. When Stewart is not working, you can find her on the yoga mat at one of her favorite Richmond studios, or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her dog, Marlowe. Stewart is also a certified Reiki practitioner (Levels I and II), who loves to write, see live music and spend time in nature.

  • President

    Jennifer Barbin


  • President-Elect

    Alex Mercer

    Outdoor Living Brands

  • Immediate Past President

    Kourtney Ennis

    Robins School of Business

  • Secretary

    Nelson Gaspar

    Virginia Premier

  • Treasurer

    George Crowell

    Harris, Hardy & Johnstone, P.C

  • Vice President, Membership

    Samantha Platania

    Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook

  • Vice President, Programming

    Boz Boschen


  • Vice President, Communications

    Aylin Berkowitz


  • Vice President, Community Relations & Service Projects

    Tori Stowers

    Lewis Media Partners

  • Vice President, Sponsorship

    Barbara Slatcher

  • Director, Collegiate Relations

    Shelley Burns

    UR Robins School of Business

  • Director, Membership Engagement

    Carol Nitz

    Networking, Technologies + Support

  • Director, Membership, Volunteers

    Juliana Thomas

    Richmond Region Tourism

  • Director, Membership, Groups

    Todd Wilcox

    Comcast Spotlight

  • Director, Sponsorship Retention

    LaTonya Whitaker

    DJB Hospitality/Sedona Taphouse Restaurants

  • Director, Communications, Social Media

    Nicole Hansen

    UR Robins School of Business

  • Director, Communications, Public Relations

    Amanda Colocho

    The Hodges Partnership

  • Director, Communications, Email

    Amanda Creger

    Modo Modo

  • Director, Communications, Website

    Antonia Hite

    circle S studio

  • Director, Programming, Education

    Taylor Croley

  • Director, Programming, CMO Roundtable

    Patty Sager

    Williams Mullen

  • Director Programming, Speaker Recruitment

    Will Trible