Lauren Stazen joins OHLA after spending six years in the hotel sales industry. Lauren started her career fresh out of The Ohio State University’s hospitality management program in 2012 with Concord Hospitality. In college, Lauren was a Catering Student Manager and a part of the opening team of the new Ohio Union on Ohio State's campus which boasts 34 unique meeting & event spaces.
After graduation, Lauren was hired as a sales coordinator and was soon promoted to sales manager at the Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown. She then went on to be a part of the opening sales team for the Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University Area which was a first of its kind dual property project. During this time Lauren served as President of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI); Ohio Chapter and earned her Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) designation.
The position of Director of Membership brings Lauren back to why she fell in love with the hospitality industry originally; the people. She believes this position is a great platform to support the ever-growing travel economy in Ohio and the lodging professionals that make it all possible.
Lauren continues to support the community outside of her professional role with the Junior League of Columbus (JLC) which promotes voluntarism, develops the potential of women, and improves communities through effective action and the leadership of trained volunteers. Lauren has been a league member since 2015 and served on the Board of Directors as Executive Vice President where she oversaw the League's operations by managing 6 councils and 14 leaders. In 2022, Lauren received the President's Award, an award for a League member who went over and above and performed outstanding work within their position. She also enjoys volunteering with BESA and the Central Ohio Chapter - Alzheimer's Association.
Lauren resides in Westerville with her husband, Sean, her children, Leo & Charlotte, and their Boxer/Pit rescue, Kyrie.
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