Lauren R. Welch

Assistant Director of Communications

Lauren supports all aspects of Say Yes Cleveland’s marketing, outreach, and public relations. Welch is a Cleveland native whose work has made her a highly sought-after leader in cities across the nation. She has managed high-level branding, advocacy, and communications strategies for agencies, nonprofit organizations, political campaigns, educational institutions, small businesses, and people of note over the course of more than 15 years. She uses her lived experiences and professional expertise in equity, inclusion, and liberation work to highlight the issues affecting marginalized individuals and their stories on a local and national scale. Welch is currently a member of the boards of directors for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and The Land, a nonprofit news organization focused on Cleveland's neighborhoods.