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Lauren Aleshire

Engagement Manager, Public Affairs
Lauren Aleshire

Lauren Aleshire is an engagement manager in Public Affairs for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She leads communication projects that help strengthen entrepreneurs and grow engaged entrepreneurial communities. Working with internal and external stakeholders, Aleshire strategizes and implements campaigns to achieve program results.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Aleshire was the marketing director for United Country Real Estate, where she shaped the implementation of successful office sales and agent recruitment strategies to support organizational growth, built a communication campaign, and managed and measured digital marketing assets. She also spent several years working at various advertising agencies, supporting strategic goals through the development and implementation of content strategy and online marketing campaigns. She is the president of the Mission Woods City Council, a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor, and the education chair of the Brookside Mother’s Association.

Aleshire earned a Bachelor of Science in strategic communications with an emphasis in advertising and public relations and a minor in leadership studies from the University of Kansas. She is finishing her MBA in Management at University of Missouri – Kansas City.