We asked our board members to answer a handful of pretty standard questions without thinking too hard about them. We found that YPAL’s board is made up of some interesting young professionals.
Lauren O’Connor was born in Louisville, her dad’s a dentist, mom works in interior design and her little sister is going to grad school for Psychology. Lauren went to Sacred Heart Academy (2005), moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier University. After graduating from XU in 2009 she started working at Northwestern Mutual under the Managing Director doing everything she could without a license but mostly enjoyed the marketing and event planning part of her job. In 2013 Lauren decided it was time to move back to Louisville to be closer to her boyfriend and family. She was lucky to continue her work at Northwestern Mutual but in a new role as recruiter.
“OFF THE CUFF” with Lauren:
YPAL TITLE: Director of Membership
DAY JOB: Director of Selection with Northwestern Mutual
WHY YPAL: When I moved here I wanted to meet new friends and I needed a network to be successful in my career. I jumped into YPAL due to many recommendations and within months became an ambassador. I love event planning and meeting new people. Through YPAL I’ve made great friends, made awesome professional connections and met many mentors.
WHY LOUISVILLE: Family, Friends and Fun
FIRST JOB: Northwestern Mutual, Associate Financial Representative to the Managing Director
CAREER AMBITION: To be in development, training or marketing within Northwestern Mutual – yes, I love this place!
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series
PERSON YOU’D LIKE TO MEET: Kate Middleton
WHAT MAKES LOUISVILLE WEIRD: 4th Street Live
FAVORITE THING TO DO IN LOUISVILLE: Derby!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Silver Dollar
CONNECT: Connect on LinkedIn!