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Lauren Connolly

1997 , English

Headshot of alumni member Lauren  Connolly


Originally from Pittsburgh, she now lives in Manhattan’s West Village


Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, BBDO New York


Experience Design

At Penn State

Phi Beta Kappa, Kaleidoscope Magazine, TA for Sociology 199, Ad ClubSoc


Lauren joined BBDO New York in 2000 as a copywriter and has gone from writing for global accounts to leading them. She has won and judged most major awards. She was twice named one of “The Most Creative Women in Advertising” by Business Insider. She was named AdAge’s “40 under 40” and Adweek’s “Young and Influential 20 Under 40,” and was an honoree at the inaugural MAKERS conference. In 2014, she was inducted into the prestigious Advertising Hall of Achievement. She is a founding member of BBDO’s Diversity Council, the Women in Leadership committee and has created work such as “Put Her On the Map,” an effort to memorialize female role models.


Twitter: @LaurConnolly