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Lauren Schadt Baker

2015 Speaker

LAUREN SCHADT BAKER currently serves as the First Lady of Massachusetts alongside her husband Governor Charlie Baker. Baker grew up in Westport, Connecticut and Kenilworth, Illinois. Following business school, Baker worked in advertising account management and training development first at Dancer, Fitzgerald, Sample in New York and then at Hill Holliday in Boston. She left advertising to raise the Baker’s three children in 1999. In 2010 and 2014, Baker joined her husband Charlie to campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, founding and chairing a coalition and campaigning daily. She currently spends her time volunteering for a number of organizations, on the board of directors for American Red Cross of Massachusetts, and a founding member of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders. She is the immediate past chair of the board of trustees at Marian Court College, where she also chairs the development and governance committees and consults with the marketing, admissions and development directors. She is a long time member of the board of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, where she led the organization’s rebranding effort and coordinates the annual fundraiser. Baker graduated from Northwestern University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.