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Lauren Arnold

Executive Director, The Adoption Exchange

A native of Los Angeles, Lauren had the privilege of being tutored by Lucille in French many years ago. Lauren is currently the Executive Director of the Adoption Exchange, an organization that works to find permanent homes for older children in the foster care system. Prior to joining the Adoption Exchange in 2014, Lauren had a varied career in investment banking, finance and non-profit leadership. She started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and then, upon her return to the US, embarked on a career in finance at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston, where she was promoted to vice president and COO of one of the company's largest finance groups. More recently she has been a COO and CFO of a for-profit energy company and Chief of Staff for a large foundation in the Denver area. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Johns Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. Lauren and her husband live in Golden, Colorado and have two young children.

Why did you agree to serve on the Lucille Rader Education Foundation Board?

I agreed to join the board of the Lucille Rader Education Foundation because I am passionate about the opportunity that a college education can provide. I also recognize the enormous challenge that financing an education poses to most families. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to help students gain access to a college education.

Lauren Arnold