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Lauren McCann is executive vice president of Stand Together Foundation, a venture philanthropy organization that helps grow and scale innovative models that help break the cycle of poverty, where she co-developed the vision, strategy, and operating model for the organization. Prior to joining Stand Together Foundation, Lauren served as vice president of strategic development for the National Association of Manufacturers. As a member of the leadership team, she led business development and was responsible for building and implementing action plans to drive organizational growth and sponsorship revenue. Previously, Lauren held additional roles in external relations at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Lauren was selected for Fredrich Naumann Foundation’s Study Tour for Young Political Professionals in Germany and she was nominated by Americans for Tax Reform to attend a fellowship program at the Adam Smith Institute in London. She served as a member of the Leadership Committee for the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and as advisor for America’s Future Foundation. Lauren is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, A Partnership of ADL and The Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.