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Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren Bakos brings nearly two decades of experience in consumer & B-to-B marketing to her role. Her work at the CAC encompasses branding, performance marketing, social media and digital content, public relations, organizational partnerships, and membership.  

Lauren previously served as the Creative Strategy Director for a boutique advertising agency, which was named to the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies for four consecutive years under her business development leadership. With a specialty in marketing for the arts and arts education, Lauren has developed curriculum for and taught marketing courses to thousands of small business owners and independent artists across North America. Her extensive and award-winning portfolio includes results-based marketing, graphic design, copywriting and media relations, ensuring a holistic approach to communicating the CAC’s breadth of work. Lauren holds a degree in Mass Communications/Advertising from Loyola University New Orleans; she joined the CAC in 2022.