Lauren Cozzi

​PR + COMMUNICATIONS​

BIO

© Copyright Lauren Cozzi 

​​​​​Lauren has 16+ years of public relations expertise, creating and implementing communications strategies to achieve goals for corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, foundations, campaigns and events.


She defines brands and drives awareness, engagement and stakeholder support through traditional media relations (TV, print, online, radio, podcast), positioning and marketing communications. Lauren specializes in business, conservation, environment, nonprofit and sustainability communications.  

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CURRENT WORK: ​​​​​Lauren manages public relations for Plastic Oceans International, a nonprofit organization raising awareness about plastic pollution. She also serves as Campaign Director at Caplan Communications, a PR firm where she conducts media outreach for organizations that safeguard the environment, wildlife, threatened communities, and public lands and waters. 


PREVIOUS WORK:

Caplan Clients 

  • Alaska Wilderness League to protect the Gwich'in people and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling. 
  • American Rivers to raise awareness for America’s Most Endangered Rivers®
  • Defenders of Wildlife to protect threatened wildlife, ecology and people: sage-grouse, gray wolf, Antiquities Act-designated national monuments, communities hurt by building a border wall in the southern US. 
  • Environment America to raise awareness about the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation to draw attention to US national parks $11.4B maintenance backlog.
  • The Wilderness Society to preserve our wildest places and communities: Antiquities Act-designated national monuments; Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gwich'in, porcupine caribou, polar bear and other species on seven continents, all threatened by the catastrophic effects of drilling for oil on the coastal plain. 

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Lauren's Clients 

  • A Life Story Foundation to educate and fundraise for ALS research to find a cure. 
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association to reach policymakers and the public regarding key international issues on behalf of more than 1,000 trade association members: brands, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers. 
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association to educate and conduct advocacy for people with BED and weight stigma.
  • The Center of Anna Maria Island to provide counsel, create consistent messaging, write internal and external communications and conduct media outreach for nonprofit community center news and events. 
  • DCRally4Refugees to publicize national rally to enhance support for those displaced by global refugee crisis.
  • IssueVoter to raise awareness among target audiences about new online tool for civic engagement. 
  • The Joyce Foundation to secure media coverage of research and proven solutions to prevent gun violence. 


NONPROFIT AND CORPORATE EXPERIENCE: Prior to launching her consulting business, Lauren was Senior Media Relations Manager at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization helping the federal government run more effectively. She served as Public Relations Manager for Major, Lindsey & Africa, a global leader in legal and executive recruiting, and Director of Marketing and Communications for United Cerebral Palsy, a nonprofit organization advocating for people with disabilities worldwide. She has also been Publicist at AMC Networks, representing AMC, fuse, VOOM HDNetworksWE tv, and the IFC Center

AGENCY EXPERIENCE: Lauren's agency experience in New York and Washington, DC spans various industries. At Hill+Knowlton Strategies, she worked with the US Marine Corps; tech giant, HP; the Corporation for National and Community Service and its Martin Luther King Day of Service, among many others. 


At Rubenstein she supported BMW's Mini; the grand opening of Gilt restaurant at The New York Palace Hotel; and the South Beach Diet CookbookAlso part of the real estate group, she worked with The Faith Consolo Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, and other large construction and real estate companies.


EARLY CAREER + EDUCATION: Lauren began her career with former US Congressman Christopher Shays (CT-4). She has a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin & Marshall College with a double major in government and Spanish.