Welcome Jefferson Lab's new Communications Manager

Welcome Jefferson Lab's new Communications Manager: Message from Mike Maier


I would like to introduce Jefferson Lab’s new Communications Manager, Lauren Hansen. She joined us on January 17 . Lauren will be leading Public Affairs going forward under the new designation of the Communications Office. This new department name better reflects the full range of activities conducted by our communications team including community engagement, media relations, governmental affairs, internal communications, and graphics services.

For over a decade, Lauren served as the face of transportation in Hampton Roads; first as the Public Affairs and Communications Manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation ( VDOT ) and most recently as the Regional Account Director for PRR, a nationally recognized communications firm specializing in transportation, energy, health and environment sector communications.

Lauren is well known for her work in communications for developing public relations, marketing and community awareness campaigns that leverage public sector assets to satisfy stakeholder needs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism, with a concentration in public relations and advertising from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives across the James River in Carrollton with her chef husband, eight-year-old daughter and 90-pound poodle.

Please join me in welcoming her to Jefferson Lab!

Michael Maier
Jefferson Lab Chief Operating Officer