Lauren Grant's professional qualifications include more than seven years of experience in public sector classification, compensation, talent acquisition and talent management. She has led classification and compensation activities for Oregon's largest post-secondary institution and was responsible for recruitment, selection, classification and compensation for Oregon's largest housing authority and affordable housing provider.
Prior to public service, Lauren worked as an HR generalist in the hospitality industry and provided HR support to local nonprofit organizations. She also brings experience in HR analytics and organizational development, as well as labor and employee relations, communications and engagement.
Lauren earned her B.S. degree with majors in Human Resources Management, Management & Leadership, and Psychology from Portland State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She holds certifications in strategic workforce planning, people analytics for HR and competency modeling, in addition to her SHRM professional certification.
Lauren came to Gallagher from Koff & Associates, a full-spectrum human resources and recruiting services firm serving the public sector. K&A joined Gallagher in 2021.