May 6, 2020
Lauren Sogor joins ACS as Senior Strategist
Lauren Sogor joins Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC as Senior Strategist
Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce Lauren Sogor as the firm’s newest Senior Strategist. Ms. Sogor will direct and support government relations and advocacy, policy analysis, strategic communication planning, and strategy development for ACS clients in Ohio and throughout the country.
ACS is fortunate to have a few key partners that help bring their significant expertise and capacity to the ACS team and our clients. These are partners who have worked with us for years on multiple projects around the country. They are an extension of who we are as a firm and share our philosophy and commitment to the clients we serve. Lauren has been one of these key partners for several years, allowing her seamlessly join the ACS team and client work.
“Lauren brings an outstanding skill set to the ACS team,” said ACS Chief Executive Officer Lori McClung. “She is a wealth of knowledge regarding systems thinking, large scale project management and strategic communication especially within the public health, women’s health and healthcare policy sectors.”
Before moving home to Cleveland in 2018, Lauren served as the senior health communications manager at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she developed and implemented strategies, messages and materials for the organization’s health policy and reproductive health and rights portfolios. Lauren also has provided communications, research and project management support to federal and foundation clients—including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and AARP Foundation—while at federal consulting firms Hager Sharp and ICF International. She has managed multi-stakeholder national public health campaigns to promote maternal and infant health and sexual violence prevention for national nonprofit organizations including Text4baby and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
“Lauren adds even more muscle to the ACS client portfolio with her deep understanding of various public health matters, including being nimble and responsive in a time where our clients need us more than ever,” said ACS President Scarlett Bouder. “As a former strategic partner, her almost immediate integration into our work allows ACS to produce and respond to clients even more efficiently than before.”
“ACS is the rare organization that blends an authentic commitment to positive social change with a laser focus on stellar client support and professionalism, and I could not be prouder to join this incredible team full time,” said Ms. Sogor. “I am grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with our fantastic clients as we find new, creative ways to push for change that improves lives and organizations.”
In addition to her professional experience, Lauren serves on the board of Shaker Early Childhood Enrichment Center, a five-star-rated childcare center. Previously, she served on the board of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a DC-based nonprofit focused on eradicating public gender-based harassment; taught graduate-level communications at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health; and served as an associate editor for the journal Health Promotion Practice.
Lauren earned her Master in Public Health from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio, with her husband Bryan, daughter Thea, dogs Hubble and Misha and cat Numbers.
About Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC
ACS is one of the only female and minority owned consulting firms in Ohio, receiving various local, national and international awards for their work. ACS has gained a national reputation for not only its advocacy, communication and strategy development expertise but also a deep understanding of matters within the early childhood, K-12, workforce, Medicaid, and health and human services fields across the non profit, government, and philanthropic sectors. Learn more about ACS at www.advocacyandcommunication.org