Senior Consultant Lauren Hansen-Flaschen leads the strategic and business planning practice at Schultz & Williams. With expertise in research and facilitation for strategic decision-making, Lauren and her team provide clients with a roadmap to achieve their goals through evidence-based and iterative processes.
Lauren’s background includes strategic planning and landscape analysis for public sector organizations in the arts & culture, workforce development, economic development and tourism sectors. Her ten years of experience working for nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia area gives her an insider view of the challenges and changing needs that nonprofits face each year, from funding constraints to mission drift to adverse environmental conditions. She also has provided public policy analysis and reports for advocacy efforts by executive leaders.
Her recent and current planning projects at Schultz & Williams include strategic planning for Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, The Nature Conservancy in PA and DE and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in addition to strategic business planning projects for the Choir School of Delaware, Burlington County Historical Society and Glen Foerd on the Delaware.
Prior to joining Schultz & Williams, Lauren was director of research at VISIT PHILADELPHIA, Greater Philadelphia’s regional tourism marketing organization. She oversaw the extensive research program which drove strategic decision-making across the organization. Through leading cross-departmental project teams, her worked guided the development of brand identity and target market campaigns, established key performance indicators to measure success and optimized efforts towards high-yield tactics and opportunities. In 2018, Lauren was awarded the MMGY Global Yesawich Award for Marketing Excellence, an international honor, for her industry leading market research that shaped the acclaimed and highly successful multicultural campaigns, “We Got You: Philly” and “Filadelfia-You Gotta Feel It”.
Lauren holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.