Lauren has been in the insurance industry since 2013 and joined the PayneWest team to help expand their company footprint. She has a passion for bringing a creative approach to her clients, aligning benefit strategies with their core values and company culture and thinking outside the box to bring unique business solutions. Throughout this process, she is not only an expert in her field, but provides an advisory opinion and educational support surrounding employee benefit offerings. With the ever-changing landscape of health care, it is imperative that clients have a partner to help them navigate, analyze and make informed decisions.Alongside of her benefits background, Lauren brings a great deal of compliance and risk mitigation experience. She ensures all her business partners and clients abide by the regulatory environment and standards set forth by the states. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University and an undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University. She is currently working towards her MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She is a four-year collegiate swimmer and is currently a Swim Coach for Eagle High School. Lauren and her husband, Mitchell, have one daughter, Sylvia, and two loveable dogs, Athena and Wendy.